Agricultural economics

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The Agricultural Economics is a specialized field of economics . It deals with the economic interrelationships and laws of the agricultural sector .


Agricultural economics is generally divided into


At some universities it is possible to study agricultural economics with a degree in agricultural economics (Dipl.agr.oec.), Or a Master of Science in agricultural science with a major in agricultural and resource economics. The course combines elements of business administration and economics with areas of agricultural science .

You can study agricultural sciences in Germany at the following universities with different focuses and subject areas:


  • Gail L. Cramer, Krishna P. Paudel, Andrew Schmitz (Eds.): The Routledge handbook of agricultural economics . Routledge, London 2019, ISBN 978-1-138-65423-5 .
  • Commission of the European Communities (Ed.): Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology . Saur, Munich 1979, ISBN 3-598-10098-1 .
  • Bruce L. Gardner, Gordon C. Rausser (Eds.): Handbook of Agricultural Economics , 5 volumes. Elsevier, Amsterdam 2001-2007.
  • Katrin Hirte: The German Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Economics The emergence and change of two ambivalent disciplines . University of Jena, Jena 2018.
  • Alfred Lemmnitz : Capitalist or socialist agricultural economy. A scientific controversy about the teachings of Johann Heinrich von Thünens. German Science Publishing House, Berlin 1956.
  • Willi Oberkrome: Order and self-sufficiency. The history of German agricultural research, agricultural economics and rural social science as reflected by the research service and the DFG (1920–1970) . F. Steiner, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-515-09255-5 .
  • Hans W. Popp: Agricultural Economics. Basics of agricultural policy . Agricultural Teaching Aids Center Zollikofen, Zurich 1983.
  • Eberhard Rempel (Hrsg.): Economy of Agriculture of the GDR . Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag, Berlin, 3rd, heavily revised edition. 1989, ISBN 3-331-00486-3 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Kiel - Central Student Advisory Service - Study Information Sheet Agricultural Economics. In: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, March 2007, archived from the original on July 9, 2007 ; Retrieved January 19, 2015 .