Research Interests

Decision making behavior, experimental economics, statistics and econometrics

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Professional experience

since 03/2016
Research Assistant at the Farm Management Group, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Goettingen

05/2018- 09/2018
Visiting Fellow at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA

03/2016 – 05/2019
Graduate School Forest and Agricultural Sciences, University of Goettingen, Agricultural Sciences (PhD)

10/2013 – 02/2016University of Goettingen, Germany, Agricultural Sciences (M.Sc.)

02/2014 – 07/2014Exchange semester at the Wageningen University, Netherlands

10/2010 – 09/2013University of Goettingen, Germany, Agricultural Sciences (B.Sc.)


Papers published in peer-reviewed journals

  • Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O.: Public preferences for pasture landscapes in Germany – A Latent Class Analysis of a nationwide Discrete Choice Experiment. Forthcoming in Land Use Policy link.

  • Römer, U., Schaak, H., Mußhoff, O. and Goudschaal, H.S. (2019): Was denkt die Agrarbranche über Pflanzenschutz wirklich? Ergebnisse eines impliziten Assoziationstests. Forthcoming in German Journal of Agricultural Economics (in German).

  • Römer, U, Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O. (2019): The Perception of Crop Protection: Explicit vs. Implicit Association of the Public and in Agriculture. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 66 (December): 101346. 101346 link.

  • Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O. (2018): Understanding the adoption of grazing practices in German dairy farming. Agricultural Systems, 165, 230-239 link.

  • Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O. (2018): Grazing Adoption in Dairy Farming: A Multivariate Sample-Selection Approach. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 43(2), 292-305 link.

  • Recent discussion papers

  • Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O. (2020): A geoadditive distributional regression analysis of the local relationship of land prices and land rents in Germany. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. FORLand-Working Paper 20(2020) link.

  • Schaak, H. and Mußhoff, O. (2018): Public preferences for pasture landscapes and the role of scale heterogeneity. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. FORLand-Working Paper 04(2018) link.

  • Papers published in conference proceedings

  • Pol-van Dasselaar, A. van den, Chabbi, A., Cordovil, C.M.D.S., Vliegher, A. de, Dean, M.D., Hennessy, D., Hutchings, N., Klumpp, K., Koncz, P., Kramberger, B., Price, J.P.N., Poilane, A., Richmond, R., Rocha Correa, P.F., Schaak, H., Schönhart, M., Sebastià, M.T., Svoboda, P., Teixeira, R.F.M., Eekeren, N. van, Rijn and C.H. van, (2018): Grazing for carbon., in: Horan, B., Hennessy, D., O’Donovan, M., Kennedy, E., McCarthy, B., Finn, J.A., O’Brien, B. (Eds.), Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands. Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Cork, Ireland, 17-21 June 2018. Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Fermoy, Irish Republic, pp. 682–684.

  • Schaak, H., Buchholz, M., Hermann, D., Holst, G.S. and Mußhoff, O. (2017): Predictive Power of Experimental Risk Attitude Measures for Farm Diversification. In: Rickert, U., Britz, W., Bröring, S., Hartmann, M., Heckelei, T. & Holm-Müller, K. (Ed.): Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Volume 52: 87-97.

  • Schaak, H. (2016): The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on International Agricultural Trade: A Gravity Application on the Dairy Product Trade and the ASEAN-China-FTA. In: Kühl, R., Aurbacher, J., Herrmann, R., Nuppenau E.-A., Schmitz, Michael (Ed.): Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e.V., Volume 51: 181-190.

  • Schaak, H. and Dörschner, T. (2013): Das Planspiel "Produktion und Artenschutz?" - Ein Experiment zur Analyse des Entscheidungsverhaltens landwirtschaftlicher Betriebsleiter auf Verhaltensheuristiken. In: Clasen, M., Kersebaum, K.C., Meyer-Aurich, A., Theuvsen, B. (Hrsg.): Lecture Notes in Informations (LNI) - Proceedings. Volume 211: 295-298. (in German).

  • As of 17/02/2020