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Dr. Jarmila Curtiss

IAMO Visiting Research Fellow


Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Applied microeconomics - farm efficiency and performance analysis, technological change, sustainable innovations and farming practices, farm ownership and structural change, corporate governance
Agricultural capital markets and farm investment behaviour
Land markets and market imperfections
Rural governance and development
Third sector (non-profit) economics
Transition economies

Personal details

Dr. Jarmila Curtiss received her PhD in agricultural economics from the Humboldt-Universität Berlin in 2002. In 2003 she was awarded a Marie Curie post-doctoral Fellowship at IAMO, and in 2006 she joined IAMO as a senior researcher. Between 09/2006 and 09/2008, she held a research fellow position at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Seville, Spain. She re-joined the IAMO team in 2010 as research associate after an extended stay in the USA, where she continued with her research work as a consultant, a visiting scholar at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and as a Centre Associate at the Centre for Eastern European Studies of the University of Pittsburgh. Since March 2017 she is IAMO visiting research fellow.
Her research focus has been in applied microeconomics in the area of farm efficiency, productivity development and structural changes in the agricultural sector in transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Jarmila Curtiss has extended this core research interest in the directions of technology adoption and sustainable innovation, agricultural capital markets and farm investment behaviour, ownership changes and corporate governance, and farm and farmers’ cooperation and prosocial behaviour. More recently, her interest in rural development and organizations led her to the empirical investigation of rural nonprofit organizations.