Martina Brockmeier

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Martina Brockmeier (born August 10, 1961 in Osnabrück ) is a German agricultural economist and professor for international agricultural trade and the world food economy at the University of Hohenheim .


Martina Brockmeier studied nutritional science with a focus on nutritional economics at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and finished her studies in September 1988 with the award of a diploma. After completing her studies, she did her doctorate in September 1993 with a thesis on the economic analysis of food quality. In 2002, she completed her habilitation in agricultural and food economics at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. The habilitation thesis deals with the economic effects of the EU's eastward expansion on the agricultural and food sector and was made possible by a habilitation grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG). During her habilitation, she was a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University (USA, August 1994 to May 1995) and at the Center for International Economic Studies at the University of Adelaide (Australia, May to November 1998). In February 1998 she was offered a position at the Thünen Institute in Braunschweig, where she headed the Institute for Market Analysis and Agricultural Trade Policy from February 1999 to July 2009. In August 2009 she accepted a position at the University of Hohenheim, where she has since held the chair for international agricultural trade and world food economics at the Institute for Tropical Agricultural Sciences in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Research priorities

Brockmeier's research interests lie in the area of ​​agricultural economics and policy, where she focuses on international trade in agricultural and nutritional products, in particular on regional and multilateral trade agreements and their effects on developing countries and global food security. Methodically, she specializes in modeling with the help of general equilibrium models, in particular with the multi-region equilibrium model GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Model).

Science policy

Martina Brockmeier has been a member of the Advisory Board of GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) at Purdue University (USA) since 1999. In 2001 she was nominated for the Senate Evaluation Committee (SAE) of the Leibniz Association , of which she was a member until 2009. In 2010 she was nominated for AcademiaNet by the German Research Foundation (DFG) . From 2008 to 2016 she was the elected representative of the subject of agricultural economics in the expert committee for agricultural, forestry and veterinary medicine (207) of the German Research Foundation. As dean, she headed the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 she was appointed to the German Science Council and was deputy chairwoman of the scientific commission of the German Science Council from 2016 to 2017. From 2017 to January 2020 she was chairwoman of the German Science Council.


  • Member of the Science Council, since 2014
  • Member of the Senate Evaluation Committee (SAE) of the Leibniz Association, 2001–2009
  • DFG habilitation grant, 1994–1998
  • Alan A. Powell Award, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University, USA, 2002
  • Research Fellow of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Purdue University, USA

Selected publications

  • Urban, K., Jensen, HG, Brockmeier, M. 2016, How Decoupled Is the Single Farm Payment and Does it Matter for International Trade? Food Policy, 59 126-138
  • Yang, F., Bekkers, E., Brockmeier, M., Francois. F., 2015, Pass-Through, Food Prices, and Food Security, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 66 (3) 796-811
  • Engelbert, T., Bektasoglu, B. and Brockmeier, M., 2014, Moving toward the EU or the Middle East? An assessment of Alternative Turkish Foreign Policies Utilizing the GTAP Framework, Food Policy, 47, 46-61.
  • Brockmeier, M., Bektasoglu, B., 2014, Model Structure or Data Aggregation Level: Which Leads to Greater Bias of Results? Journal of Economic Modeling. 38 (1) 238-245.
  • Brockmeier, M., Pelikan, J., 2008, Agricultural Market Access: A Moving Target in the WTO Negotiations. Food Policy 33, 250-259.
  • Pelikan, J., Brockmeier, M., 2008, To What Extent do Tariff Aggregation Measures Influence the Outcome of Empirical Analyzes? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56 (4) 413-427.
  • Hertel, TW, Brockmeier, M., Swaminathan, PV, 1997, Sectoral and Economywide Analysis of Integrating Central and East European (CEE), Countries into the European Union (EU): Implications of Alternative Strategies. European Review of Agricultural Economics 24 (3/4) 359-386.
  • Brockmeier, M., 1996, A Graphical Exposition of the GTAP-Model. GTAP Technical Paper No. 8, University of Purdue,

Web links


  1. ^ Website of the Wissenschaftsratː CV of the chairperson
  2. Martina Brockmeier elected chairwoman. An agricultural economist will head the Science Council @, January 20, 2017
  3. Martina Brockmeier in an interviewː "We cannot continue teaching like this" Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 27, 2019