Prof. Dr. Silke Hüttel

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2141-2931

Silke Hüttel joined the University of Göttingen 2022 on the professorship “Agricultural and Food Business Management”, one of the core professorships in the field of agribusiness management.
Her fields of interest lie in identifying locally specific sustainable farming and land systems, how to bring agricultural firms towards such more sustainable systems—including high animal welfare livestock systems, new types of farming with smart technologies such as data-driven decision support or autonomous decisions—and how to create and sustain additional value from interaction with other stakeholders. Our group’s core interest is on managerial decisions in the field of agribusiness, such as identifying improvement potentials in the ecological and economic production dimension, regarding the business and technology adoption processes, and on valuations of core production factors such as land.


Research interests/ Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • farm management,
  • production and farm animal welfare economics
  • technology adoption and acceptance
  • climate change adaptation
  • eco-efficiency
  • farmland markets
  • policy impact analysis


  • Co-Spokesperson of Collaborative Research Center 1502 Regional Climate Change: Disentangling the Role of Land Use and Water ManagementDETECT www.sfb1502.de
  • Co-Spokesperson of Research Unit FOR 2569 Farmland Markets – Efficiency and Regulation https://www.forland.hu-berlin.de
  • Editor German Journal of Agricultural Economics GJAE
  • Scientific Advisory Board SustAinimal at SLU Sweden
  • Editorial Board European Review of Agricultural Economics (2017-2021)
  • Reviewer for DFG, DAAD, ANR, RCN and >25 journals
  • Mentor for female early-career researchers


Academic Career/ Akademischer Werdegang:


since 4/2022: Head of the Chair of Management in Agricultural and Food Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen
9/2017-3/2022: Head of the Chair of Production Economics at the Agricultural Faculty, University of Bonn
4/2014–8/2017: Head of the Chair of Agricultural Economics at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock
7/2011–3/2014: Junior Professor of Quantitative Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin
4/2010–7/2010: Acting Chair of Production and Environmental Economics, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn
10/2009: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.) in Quantitative Agricultural Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin
2005–2011: Research Associate in the field of General Agricultural Business Administration, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin

Publications and Conferences/ Publikationen und Vorträge

2023

Hüttel, S., Seifert, S., Schöndube, A. (2023) Kaufpreisanalyse für Ackerland in Sachsen-Anhalt mittels hedonischer Regression. LSA Verm 2023/2 Link
Ebers, N., Stupak, N., Hüttel, S., Woelfert, M. Müller-Thomy, H. (2023) Potenzialabschätzung von technischen Wasserspeicheroptionen, Bewässerungsansätzen und ihrer Umsetzbarkeit, Thünen Working Paper 227 Link
Uehleke, R., Leonhardt, H., Hüttel, S. (2023) Counterfactual evaluation of two Austrian agri-environmental schemes in 2014–2018. Agricultural Economics, in press. Link
Leonhardt, H., Hüttel, S., Lakes, T., Wesemeyer, M., Wolff, S. (2023) Use Cases of the Integrated Administration and Control System’s Plot-Level Data: Protocol and Pilot Analysis for a Systematic Mapping Review. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(3/4), 168-184. Link
Heckelei, T., Hüttel, S., Odening, M., Rommel, J. (2023) The p-value debate and statistical (mal)practice – implications for the agricultural and food economics community. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(1), 47-67. Link
Heckelei, T., Hüttel, S., Odening, M., Rommel, J. (2023) Replication Data for: The p-value debate and statistical (mal)practice – implications for the agricultural and food economics community, GRO.data V2. Link
Humpesch, M., Seifert, S., Balmann, A., Hüttel, S. (2023) How does tenancy affect farmland prices? Effects of lease status, lease term and buyer type, Agricultural Finance Review, 83 (2), 242-263. Link
Jauernig, J., Brosig, S., Hüttel, S. (2023) Profession and residency matter: Farmers' preferences for farmland price regulation in Germany. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 74 (3), 816-834. Link
Seifert, S., M. Humpsch, A. Balmann, and S. Hüttel (2023) How Does Tenancy Affect Farmland Prices? Effects of Lease Status, Lease Term, and Buyer Type. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Bd. 58, 2023, S. 433-445. Link
Isenhardt, L. , S. Seifert, S. Wolff, T. Lakes, A. Werwatz, M. Graubner and S. Hüttel (2023) Renewable Energy Policy Effects and Farmland Markets – The German Perspective. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Bd. 58, 2023, S. 479-481. Link
Leonhardt, H. , S. Hüttel , T. Lakes and S. Wolf (2023) Applications of Land-Use Data from the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) in Scientific Research: A Scoping Review Pilot Analysis. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V., Bd. 58, 2023, S. 267-278. Link

2022

Leonhardt, H., Hüttel, S., Lakes, T., Wesemeyer, M., Wolff, S. (2022) Applications of Land-use Data from the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) in Scientific Research: A scoping Review Pilot Analysis. Link
Welting, M., Hüttel, S. (2022) Sustainable Intensification Farming as an Enabler for Farm Eco-Efficiency?, Environmental and Resource Economics. Link
Hüttel, S., Leuchten, M., Leyer, M. (2022) The Importance of Social Norm on Adopting Sustainable Digital Fertilisation Methods, Organization & Environment, 35(1), 79-102. Link
Isenhardt, L., Seifert, S., Hüttel, S. (2022) Tenant Favoritism and Right of First Refusals in Farmland Auctions: Competition and Price Effects, Land Economics. Link
Massfeller, M., Meraner, M., Hüttel, S., Uehleke, R. (2022) Farmers’ acceptance of results-based agri-environmental schemes: A German perspective, Land Use Policy, 120, 106281. Link
Adamie, B., Uehleke, R., Hansson, H., Mußhof, O., Hüttel, S. (2022) Dairy cow welfare measures: Can production economic data help? Sustainable Production and Consumption, 32: 296-305. Link

2021

Heckelei, T., Hüttel, S., Odening, M., Rommel, J. (2021) The replicability crisis and the p-value debate – what are the consequences for the agricultural and food economics community? Link
Winklhofer, P., Andert, S., Hüttel, S., Gerowitt, B. (2021) Measuring On-Farm Phosphorus Fertiliser Use—Lessons Learned from Surveying Data of Five Regions in Northern Germany, Agronomy. 2021 11(11) Link
Balmann, A., Graubner, M., Müller, D., Hüttel, S., Seifert, S., Odening, M., Plogmann, J., Ritter, M. (2021) Market Power in Agricultural Land Markets: Concepts and Empirical Challenges, German Journal of Agricultural Economics (GJAE) 70(4), 213-235 Link
Weltin, M., Zasada, I., Hüttel, S. (2021) Relevance of portfolio effects in adopting sustainable farming practices, Journal of Cleaner Production Link
Uehleke, R., Seifert, S., Hüttel, S. (2021) Do Animal Welfare Schemes Promote Better Animal Health? An Empirical Investigation of German Pork Production., Livestock Science 247 Link
Wolff, S., Hüttel, S., Nendel, C., Lakes, T. (2021) Agricultural Landscapes in Brandenburg, Germany: An Analysis of Characteristics and Spatial Patterns, International Journal of Environmental Research Link
Curtiss, J., Jelínek, L., Medonos, T., Hruška, M., Hüttel, S. (2021) Investors’ impact on Czech farmland prices: a microstructural analysis, European Review of Agricultural Economics 48(1): 97–157 Link