Agriculture and Food Business Management


  • 28.02.2024: The Replication package for Isenhardt et al. (2023) "Tenant Favoritism and Right of First Refusals in Farmland Auctions: Competition and Price Effects" published in Land Economics is now available via

  • 31.01.2024: Two papers have been accepted for the Conference of the Agricultural Economic Society (AES) in Edinburgh, UK (18th – 20th March 2024): Isenhardt et al. (Parcel or Bundle? On the Effects of Transaction Composition on Farmland Prices) and Seifert et al. (Can preventive weed management help increasing herbicide use efficiency? Plot-level evidence from maize fields in Germany)

  • 23.01.2024: On January 30, 2024, we are delighted to welcome Andre Danelon from the University of Sao Paulo for a seminar on "Impacts of Deforestation on Brazilian Agricultural TFP: An Empirical Approach Using Stochastic Frontier Methods." The presentation will start at 11:30 AM in Seminar Room 1 in the Blue Tower (Room 9.136). All interested parties are warmly invited.

  • 01.01.2024: We welcome Dr. Maria Gerullis, formerly of Cornell University and the University of Bonn, and Marlene Kionka, formerly of HU Berlin, as new postdoctoral researchers to our work group!

  • 02.11.2023: A new publication on Potentials for technical water storage options, irrigation approaches and their feasibility co-authored by Silke Hüttel has been published as a Thünen Working Paper

  • 02.11.2023: New publication: Counterfactual evaluation of two Austrian agri-environmental schemes in 2014–2018 by Reinhardt Uehleke, Heidi Leonhardt and Silke Hüttel has been published in Agricultural Economics

  • 01.11.2023: We are hiring! If your are a post-doctoral researcher, an advanced PhD student or close to completition in Agricultural, Environmental or Behavioral Economics or a related field and interested in developing and implementing an experiment on farm’s climate change adaptation behaviour in the EU, check out our job ad . Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the position!

  • 25.10.2023: A new paper Use Cases of the Integrated Administration and Control System’s Plot-Level Data: Protocol and Pilot Analysis for a Systematic Mapping Review by Heidi Leonhardt, Silke Hüttel, Tobia Lakes, Maximilian Wesemeyer and Saskia Wolff has been published in the German Journal of Agricultural Economics

  • 27.09.2023: New working paper by Silke Hüttel and Sebastian Hess titled Lessons from the p-value debate and the replication crisis for “open Q science” – the editor’s perspective or: will the revolution devour its children? has been published as a DARE Working Paper erschienen

  • 08.09.2023: The chair contributes to the Annual GEWISOLA meeting 2023 with presentations by Lars Isenhardt, Gabriela Herrera Quinteros, Moritz Hartig and Stefan Seifert and co-organizes the pre-conference workshop on "Agricultural Land Markets between Financialization and Preservation" ( Tagungsprogramm ). The registration for the conference is still open!

  • 13.07.2023: The chair contributes to this years Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists in Rennes with two presentations and two organized sessions: "Sustainable Land Use: the Roles of Ownership and Land Markets" organized by Silke Hüttel and Klaus Salhofer (BOKU Wien) and “Smart climate policy design: What is the contribution of Agicultural Economics?” organized by Silke Hüttel and Jan Börner (University of Bonn)

  • 15.06.2023: We are currently hiring up to three student assistants to support the tutorials in the module Methodische Grundlagen für empirische Forschung im Agribusiness (B.Agr.0426) in the winter term. For details, please see the Job ad. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Stefan Seifert.
  • 02.05.2023: Dr. Reinhard Uehleke offers a master thesis on the topic of utilization strategies for rewetted peatland sites. The supervision is done in cooperation with Dr. Claudia Heindorf
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  • 05.04.2023: The Committee of Land Valuation Experts in Saxony-Anhalt has published the Real Estate Market Report 2023 with contributions by Prof. Dr. Silke Hüttel and Dr. Stefan Seifert on the price formation in farmland markets.
  • 13.02.2023: Professor Dr. Silke Hüttel offers two master's theses on the topic of profitability of water storage basins. The supervision is done in cooperation with the Thünen Institute.
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