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Dr. Franziska Appel

Research Associate
Equal Opportunities Commissioner


Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Path dependencies
Structural change in agriculture
Agent-based modelling

Personal details

Dr. Franziska Appel has been a research associate at IAMO in the Department Structural Change since September 2009. Previously, she worked for this department as a student assistant for two years. She studied agricultural sciences, with a specialization in economic and social sciences of agriculture, from 2005 to 2009 at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. She has written her PhD thesis titled "Between path dependence and path creation: The impact of farmers’ behavior on structural change in agriculture" in the framework of the DFG-funded project "Models of farm level structural change DFG – SiAg". She is also IAMO's Equal Opportunities Officer.