Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Prof. Dr. Silke Hüttel | University of Bonn | ILR - Production Economics

 

Research topics and profile (related to bioeconomy)

The production economics group mainly works quantitatively on farm- and firm-level decisions, in particular on dis-investment decisions to analyse structural change in agriculture using microeconometric methods, farmland market analysis, land auction analysis, impact evaluation of policies and practices that target at improving ecological outcomes and farm animal welfare of food production and measurement of firm-specific efficiency under risk. Thereby the group relies on methods for ecological and economic efficiency analysis (eco-efficiency).

Current research projects related to the bio-economy are:

  • Causal impact evaluation of agri-environmental schemes
  • Eco-efficiency of sustainable intensification practices in Germany
  • The production economics of P-fertilization strategies in Germany
  • Farmland markets in the EU: efficiency and regulation
  • Asymmetries in farmland auctions

 

Contributions to BioSC

Farm- and firm-level decisions, in particular on dis-investment decisions to analyse structural change in agriculture using microeconometric methods, farmland market analysis, land auction analysis, impact evaluation of policies and practices that target at improving ecological outcomes and farm animal welfare of food production could be the main potential contributions to the BioSc. Thereby the group relies on methods for ecological and economic efficiency analysis (eco-efficiency). These methods have the potential to analyse farm decisions transdisziplinary.

Current research projects in this field are:

  • Causal impact evaluation of agri-environmental schemes
  • Eco-efficiency of sustainable intensification practices in Germany
  • The production economics of P-fertilization strategies in Germany

 

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