Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

Dissertation of Anne Margarian, 2010

The Regional Specificity of Structural Change in Agriculture (Disseration)

Start: Januar 07
End: Dezember 10

In the thesis a theoretical model is being developed in order to explain the role of interaction of farms on the land-market for structural change of agriculture. The derived hypotheses are tested within a panel-model based on secondary data. Moreover, a region-specific survey among agricultural advisors is being analyzed in a path-analysis in order to test the relation between observable strategies and structural conditions. It is the goal of the work to explain economically the observed regional and farm-level differences in farm-development-strategies.

Researcher: Margarian, Anne

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Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Hagedorn

Funding: Parts of the analyses were conducted in the context of the evaluation of the measure of farm-investment-support. The evaluation is funded by the EU, the state ministry and ministries of the federal states.