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Dr. Judith Möllers

Deputy Head of Department Agricultural Policy
Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice


External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis (Agricultural Policy)

Research areas

Rural livelihoods
Rural non-farm economy
Rural development
Poverty and Inequality
Subjective Wellbeing

Personal details

Dr. Judith Möllers is an agricultural economist and has been a senior scientist at IAMO since 2006. She wrote her PhD thesis on rural non-farm diversification in transition processes at the Chair of Rural Development and Theory (Prof. Dr. Franz Heidhues) at Hohenheim University, Germany. Her current areas of expertise and professional interest include rural livelihoods, migration, rural non-farm employment, rural poverty, structural change in transition, and the impacts of EU accession on rural livelihoods. Most of her research is empirically based, applying econometric techniques, and is theoretically embedded in microeconomics and behavioural economics. In her most recent research she engages, among others, with qualitative and participatory approaches as well as choice experiments. The geographical focus of her research is mainly on Southeast Europe.