- Open Topics for Master Theses
- 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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Economic Modeling of Agricultural Systems Group
Head: PD Dr. Wolfgang Britz
(for mail: Nußallee 21)
53115 Bonn, Germany
The focus of our work is on the development and application of economic simulation models from farm to global scale to analyze quantitatively questions in the agri-food system related to sustainability and provision of eco-systems services by agri-food systems. Recent examples relate to optimal farm management and investment strategies in a changing market and policy environment considering risk, regional scale analysis of structural change and nutrient exchanges between farms in Agent-Based Models and long-term projections of the global food system.
The working group, established in 2017, serves as a hub for economic modeling in research and teaching at institute and faculty level. Master students enrolled in our AFECO program can obtain a minor in economic modeling based on our courses.
We collaborate in numerous projects within international research networks, and offer our students and young researchers an internationally oriented teaching and research environment.
Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019
- New H2020 research project MINDSTEP, 2019-2023
- New H2020 research project LIFT, 2018-2022
- Aus unserer Forschung: Oekonomische und oekologische Bewertung eines Glyphosatverzichts am Beispiel der Silomaisproduktion in Nordrhein-Westfalen
- Aus unserer Forschung: Effiziente Politikmassnahmen zur Foerderung von Kurzumtriebsplantagen
- On-farm compliance costs with the EU-Nitrates Directive: A modelling approach for specialized livestock production in northwest Germany (2019) Kuhn, T., Schäfer, D., Holm-Müller, K., Britz, W. (2019): On-farm compliance costs with the EU-Nitrates Directive: A modelling approach for specialized livestock production in northwest Germany, Agricultural Systems 173: 233-243
- An economic and environmental assessment of a glyphosate ban for the example of maize production (2019) Boecker, T., Moehring, N., Finger, R., Britz, W. (2019): An economic and environmental assessment of a glyphosate ban for the example of maize production, European Review of Agricultural Economics, available online 5th February 2019
- Econometric mathematical programming: an application to the estimation of costs and risk preferences at farm level (2019) Arata, L., Britz, W. (2019): Econometric mathematical programming: an application to the estimation of costs and risk preferences at farm level, Agricultural Economics, available online 8th January 2019
- Economic Impacts and Land Use Change from Increasing Demand for Forest Products in the European Bioeconomy: A General Equilibrium Based Sensitivity Analysis (2019) Haddad, S., Britz, W., Boerner, J. (2019): Economic Impacts and Land Use Change from Increasing Demand for Forest Products in the European Bioeconomy: A General Equilibrium Based Sensitivity Analysis, Forests, 10(1) 52: 1-27
- 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