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Our work in the Thünen topic "Business structures and Income" is primarily focused on the sectors of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, but also extends into the downstream sectors (food industry, timber industry) and in the future will increasingly focus on the entire economy of rural areas.

The activities can be assigned to four focal points:

  • National accounts, sector and regional studies: development and importance of economic sectors; consistent sector, regional and farm analyses

  • Firm size, structural change, ownership: analyses of structural change; impact of policy on structural change; analyses of land ownership

  • Income situation, social situation: monitoring of income development; women on farms.

  • Projections and policy impact assessments: application of impact assessment models; further development of models.


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