Current Research Topics

Applied and Agricultural Economics
Political Economy
Institutional & Computational Economics

Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Evaluation of Rural Development Programmes: Analysis of Programme Direct and Indirect Impacts

Quality of Life in Rural Regions: Derication and Econometric Estimation of a Rural Development Index

Ex post evaluation of RD policies (Ex-post-eval)

Networks and Rural development: Theory and empirical applications


Social Capital and Government Performance

Ämter- und Policy-Motivation deutscher Parteien bei der Bildung von Koalitionsregierungen

The Determining Factors of Local Governments Performance in Russia, Poland, Slovakia and Germany

Elite Networks, Policy Belief Formation and Agricultural Policy Design in Malawi: Application of a CGPE approach

Constitutional Rules, Legislative Norms and Agricultural Policy Outcomes in the EU-System.

Electoral Systems and Agricultural Protection: Theory and empirical evidence from parliamentary democracies

Constitutional Rules, Informal Institutions and Agricultural Protection in Developing and Industrial Countries: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Political Power of Donors via Ideas? Theoretical and Empirical Insights from a Network-based Belief Formation Model


Rural Migration and Rural Development

Simulation studies of consumer demand for functional food

Consumer Survey on Functional Food

Theoretical Derivation and Programming of Integrated ABM-Household Production Function Approach

Elite Networks, Policy Belief Formation and Agricultural Policy Design in Malawi: Application of a CGPE approach