Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge


Welcome to the Chair Group Agricultural Production and Resource Economics!

Current projects

  Climate-Smart Agriculture


Historically, South Asia has significantly benefitted from adoption and diffusion of new agricultural practices. The Green Revolution of the past century significantly improved food security and the livelihoods of millions of people. Despite these improvements, food security in the region is continuously under threat, due to three factors:

Climate change which is projected to cause crop yields in South Asia to deteriorate by as much as 20% by 2050

Population growth which is projected to add 440 million people to the region’s current population of 1.5 billion until 2050


Current publications

  What is the value of world
  heritage status for a German
  national park? A choice experiment
  from Jasmund, 1 year after inscription

David Wuepper, Tourism Economics (2016), 1-10

There is an ongoing debate about whether World Heritage (WH) status has a significant tourism value. However, Su and Lin and Wuepper and Patry argue that the better question is which sites benefit and suggest a general pattern. In both studies, it is argued that in addition to broad regional trends, more remote and less famous destinations benefit most. We test this statement with a choice experiment … more


Tipping points occur in both ecological and the socio-economic systems, and the dynamics of these systems may be linked, such that management of tipping points requires a joint analysis of the combined socio-ecological system. This proposal aims to contribute to a better management and prevention of tipping points, by using a modelling approach that is both guided and tested with data from model regions. ...more

Factors Influencing Smallholder Farmers’ Climate Change Perceptions: A Study from Farmers in Ethiopia

Habtemariam, L et al. Environmental Management (2016) 58: 343.

Factors influencing climate change perceptions have vital roles in designing strategies to enrich climate change understanding. Despite this, factors that influence smallholder farmers’ climate change perceptions have not yet been adequately studied. As many of the smallholder farmers...more