- Courses Summer Term 2018
- Master of Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO)
- Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate School
- Modeling structural change and agricultural nutrient flows across scales in regions of North Rhine-Westphalia Gefördert durch das Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen des Lehr- und Forschungsschwerpunktes "Umweltverträgliche und Standortgerechte Landwirtschaft", 2016-2018
- Further projects
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Teaching by the Economic Modeling of Agricultural System Group
We offer our students courses at master level on the state-of-the-art of quantitative economic modeling of agri-food systems, allowing for hands-on experience with economic models developed and applied by us. After the successful participation in the courses offered by the Economic Modeling group, students can be granted the minor specialization "Economic modeling" (18 ECTS in total required).
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- Winter term:
Applied Modelling of Agricultural Systems, APO-220, 4 SWS, 6 ECTS: this project based course offers students to develop together as a group their own research project. That includes deciding upon the real-world problem to analyze quantitatively, selecting an appropriate economic model, collecting the data and conduct liter ature research, coordinating tasks, working groups and deliverables. Our staff actively supports that process and the execution of the project.
We plan to offer from 2019 onwards additionally a one-week block course on advanced GAMS modeling in autumn as part of the Doctoral Certificate Progam in Agricultural Economics" jointly managed by German speaking universities with an agricultural economics programs. That course will also be open for our master students.
Teaching at the Institute
Please use the link to institute web page on teaching to learn more about our AFECO and AFEPA study programs, lecturers and courses offered by all groups of the institute and find useful links related to your studies.Last Updated:Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Open Post-Doc or PhD Position
- New H2020 research project LIFT, 2018-2022
- Best Paper Award for Böcker, T., Britz, W. and Finger, R. (2017): "Modelling the Effects of a Ban of Glyphosate on Weed Management Strategies in Maize Production" at the GEWISOLA conference 2017
- New H2020 research project SUSTAINBEEF, 2017-2020
- Aus unserer Forschung: Effiziente Politikmassnahmen zur Foerderung von Kurzumtriebsplantagen
- Modelling heterogeneous firms and non-tariff measures in free trade agreements using Computable General Equilibrium (2018) Jafari, Y. and Britz, W. (2018: Modelling heterogeneous firms and non-tariff measures in free trade agreements using Computable General Equilibrium, Economic Modelling, available online 23th April 2018
- Policy analysis of perennial energy crop cultivation at the farm level: Short rotation coppice (SRC) in Germany (2018) Spiegel, A., Britz, W., Djanibekov, U., Finger, R. (2018: Policy analysis of perennial energy crop cultivation at the farm level: Short rotation coppice (SRC) in Germany, Biomass and Bioenergy 110, March 2018: 41-56
- Flexible Load of Existing Biogas Plants: A Viable Option to Reduce Environmental Externalities and to Provide Demand-driven Electricity? (2017) Schäfer, D., Britz, W., Kuhn, T. (2017): Flexible Load of Existing Biogas Plants: A Viable Option to Reduce Environmental Externalities and to Provide Demand-driven Electricity? , German Journal of Agricultural Economics 66(2): 109-123
- Climate change impacts on crop yields, land use and environment in response to crop sowing dates and thermal time requirements (2017) Zimmermann, A., Webber, H., Zhao, G., Ewert, F., Kros, H., Wolf, J., Britz, W., de Vries, W. (2017): Climate change impacts on crop yields, land use and environment in response to crop sowing dates and thermal time requirements , Agricultural Systems (online, print version forthcoming