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Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld

Director of IAMO
Head of Department Agricultural Policy


External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis (Agricultural Policy)

Research areas

Institutional change
Microeconometric analyses of rural households and consumers
Agricultural policy analysis
Methodological foci: Panel data analysis, non-parametric methods

Personal details

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld joined IAMO in October 2011 as Head of the Department Agricultural Policy. He studied agricultural economics at the universities Halle and Kiel, Germany, and Rennes, France. Prof. Dr. Herzfeld obtained his PhD degree in 2004 from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and finalized his Habilitation (venia legend) in 2008 at the same university. From 2007 to 2011, he was employed as an assistant professor at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Based on a joint appointment, he teaches at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.