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Wednesday, 17 June

8:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:00 Opening/Welcome (Main Hall)

  • Alfons Balmann, Director, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development
    in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Germany
  • Rudolf Wendt, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Germany
  • Hermann Onko Aeikens, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment,
    Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

11:00 – 12:30 Plenary Session: Social and Environmental Impacts of Policies (Main Hall)

Chair: Alfons Balmann, IAMO

  • Propertizing Projects: Postsocialist Policy and Practice
    Thomas Sikor, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK
  • The Transition as a Natural Experiment:
    How Broad-Scale Transformation Affects Local Land Use Change
    Daniel Müller, IAMO, Germany

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Poster Session 1 (Exhibition Hall)

Organized session including short presentations

13:30 - 14:00 Poster Groups 1A – 2A

14:00 - 14:30 Poster Groups 3A – 4A

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions I

Group A: Efficiency (CR-1)

Chair: Karin Larsen, IAMO

  • Farm Technical Efficiency in Pre- and Post-accession Slovenia:
    The Importance of Size and Subsidies
    Štefan Bojnec, Laure Latruffe
  • Agricultural Performance: Measurement of Productivity Growth in Transition Economies
    Xiaobing Wang, Supawat Rungsuriyawiboon
  • The Examination of Technical Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Change in Hungarian Agriculture, 2001-2006
    Lajos Baráth, Heinrich Hockmann

Group B: Internationalization, Innovation and Competitiveness (Room 204)

Chair: Kelly Labar, IAMO

  • Price Formation in the German Diesel-Biodiesel-Rapeseed-Soy Oil System:
    A Markov-switching VECM Approach
    Stefan Busse, Bernhard Brümmer
  • Dairy Chain Competitiveness in New Member States, Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries
    Siemen van Berkum
  • Internationalization of Agricultural Enterprises? The Case of Danish, German, and Dutch FDI in Ukrainian Agriculture
    Henriette Stange, Gertrud Buchenrieder

Group C: Land Markets (CR-2)

Chair: Christoph Sahrbacher, IAMO

  • The Impact of Land Fragmentation on Land Market Exchange in Bulgaria
    Violeta Dirimanova
  • Land and Land Markets in Moldova: What has been Achieved during the Transition Period?
    Dragos Cimpoies, Alexandr Muravschi, Anatol Racul
  • The Capitalisation of Area Payments into Agricultural Land Rents:
    Theory and Evidence from the New EU Member States
    Pavel Ciaian, d'Artis Kancs

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel Sessions II

Group A: Trade (CR-1)

Chair: Stefan Wegener, IAMO

  • Factor Content of Agricultural Trade: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity and Transaction Costs
    d'Artis Kancs, Pavel Ciaian
  • Agro-food Export Variety Growth: Empirical Evidence from Central and Eastern European Countries
    Štefan Bojnec, Imre Fertő
  • Development of Agri-food External Trade and its Concentration:
    Case Study of Hungary (1999-2007)
    Zsuzsanna Nagy

Group B: Political Economy and Institutions (CR-2)

Chair: Insa Theesfeld, IAMO

  • Surveying on Polish Farmers' Trust in State Agricultural Agencies
    Aldona Zawojska
  • Institutional Change in the Polish Dairy Sector: 20 Years of Transition
    Liesbeth Dries, A. Malak-Rawlikowska, d. Milczarek-Andrzejewska, Jan Fałkowski
  • Overcoming the Legacy of the Past? Analysing the Modes of Governance of Polish Producer Groups
    Volker Beckmann, Ilona Banaszak

Group C: Governing the Food Chain (Room 204)

Chair: Taras Gagalyuk, IAMO

  • Does Farm and Processing Industry Structure Matter for Price Transmission? Some Evidence from Transition Countries: A Comparison of Dairy Sectors in Hungary and Poland
    Zoltan Bakucs, Jan Fałkowski, Imre Fertő
  • Estimating Internal Transaction Costs: Case of Dairy Corporate Farms in Moscow Oblast of Russia
    Nikolay Svetlov
  • Vertical Coordination with Growers in the Modern Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (FFV) Supply Chain in Croatia
    Linde Götz, Mario Njavro, Jon Hanf, Agata Pieniadz

19:00 Welcome Reception at Neue Residenz (Domplatz 4, 06108 Halle)

Thursday, 18 June

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Opening/Welcome (Main Hall)

  • Alfons Balmann, Director, IAMO, Germany
  • Krijn Poppe, Secretary-General EAAE; LEI Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
  • Alison Burrell, Editorial Board ERAE; JRC/ IPTS Sevilla, Spain

9:15 – 10:45 EAAE/ERAE Special Session I (Main Hall)

Chair: Alison Burrell, Editorial Board ERAE; JRC/ IPTS Sevilla, Spain

  • Agricultural Policy in Transition Countries and the Role of the Agricultural Economics Profession
    Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Divergence on the Path of Agricultural Transition: Was there a Unified Track?
    Eugenia Serova, Senior Adviser to Director, FAO Investment Centre (TCI), FAO, Italy

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 EAAE/ERAE Special Session II (Main Hall)

Chair: Krijn Poppe, Secretary-General EAAE; LEI Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

  • The Economics of Reform and Development: Insights from Agricultural Transition
    paper / ppt
    Johan Swinnen
    , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Belgium
  • Impacts of Transition upon Rural Development and the Rural Population in Central and Eastern Europe
    Csaba Csáki, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16.15 Plenary Session: General Economic Perspectives (Main Hall)

Chair: Ulrich Koester, Kiel University

  • The Long Shadow of Real Socialism: The Special Case Eastern Germany
    Ulrich Blum, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Germany
  • Effects of Privatization and Ownership in Transition Economies
    Jan Hanousek, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education Economics Institute, (CERGE-EI), Czech Republic
  • Transition, Natural Resources and Sustainability
    Konrad Hagedorn, Volker Beckmann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:45 Poster Session 2 (Exhibition Hall)

Organised session including short presentations

16:45 - 17:15 Poster Groups 1B – 2B

17:15 - 17:45 Poster Groups 3B – 4B

18:00 – 19:00 EAAE General Meeting 2009 (EAAE Members) (Main Hall)

19:00 Barbecue at IAMO

Friday, 19 June

8:00 – 9:00 Registration

09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Sessions III

Group A: Productivity (CR-1)

Chair: Agata Pieniadz, IAMO

  • Farm Access to Credit, Farm Productivity and Factor Allocation: The Evidence from CEE Countries
    Jan Fałkowski, d'Artis Kancs, Pavel Ciaian
  • Dynamics of Productivity and Efficiency Change in Russian Agriculture
    Heinrich Hockmann, Raushan Bokusheva
  • Price Support, Efficiency and Technology Change in Ukrainian Dairy Farms: Spatial Dependence in the Components of Productivity Growth
    Oleg Nivievskyi

Group B: Structural Change (CR-2)

Chair: Amanda Sahrbacher, IAMO

  • The Impacts of Labour Supply and Transport Changes on Rural Economy – the Case Study of the Czech Republic
    Zuzana Bednaříková, Tomáš Doucha
  • Structural Transformations in Polish Food Industry in the Years 1988 – 2007
    Agnieszka Judzińska
  • Level and Differentiation of Human Capital in the Rural Areas in Poland
    Ewa Mossakowska
  • Standards Driven Rural Development: A General Equilibrium Model with Market Imperfections
    Tao Xiang, d’Artis Kancs, Johan Swinnen

Group C: Factor Markets (Room 204)

Chair: Stephan Brosig, IAMO

  • The Impact of the Transition Process on Land Market and its Prices in the Czech Republic
    Ladislav Jelínek, Tomáš Medonos, Václav Voltr
  • Political Determinants of Agricultural Employment: The Case of East Germany after 1989
    Martin Petrick, Patrick Zier
  • Changes in Cooperative Banking during the Period of Systemic Transformation in Poland
    Tomasz Siudek

SCARLED Project Session (open to general public) (Main Hall)

Chair: Csaba Csáki, Corvinus University of Budapest

  • Lessons of Best Practice in Managing Agricultural and Rural Transition in an Enlarged EU
    Carmen Hubbard, Newcastle University, UK

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion: Agriculture in CEEC towards 2030: Where are we heading? (Main Hall)

Chair: Csaba Csáki, Corvinus University of Budapest

Monika Hartmann (University of Bonn)
Alex Lissitsa (Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club")
Michel Petit (Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier)
Harald von Witzke (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


13:00 – 19:00 Field Trip to the Ostrauer Agrar GmbH

A half-day excursion will conclude the IAMO Forum 2009. This year, the field trip will take participants to visit the Ostrauer Agrar GmbH situated 20 km north of Halle.

The Ostrauer Agrar GmbH which has emerged from two GDR agricultural production cooperatives is an example how challenges of transformation have been met successfully. The company structure - a network of separate agricultural companies - originates directly from the economic and political changes after 1989. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit the company and speak to the managing director.

Simultaneous translation English/German will be provided.

As places for the field trip are limited we ask you to book your tickets in advance when registering for the conference.

Departure: 13:00 by bus from IAMO main entrance.

Tickets: An admission ticket is required to participate in the tour. The participation in the conference tour is a subject of extra confirmation. Registered excursion participants can pick up their ticket at the registration desk. Remaining tickets can be acquired at the registration desk. The costs of the conference tour are 20 EUR per person and include transfers, lunch and the first drink and site visits.

Please display your ticket when entering the bus.

Organization: Franziska Schaft, Britta Paasche, IAMO

Poster exhibition (Exhibition hall 2nd floor)

Poster Sessions

Two poster sessions will be held. Poster Sessions (17th and 18th June) will include short presentations and discussions of each poster in parallel groups consisting of 3 posters. In the groups each poster will be presented for up to 3 minutes and followed by a short discussion (up to 2 minutes).

June 17

13:30 - 14:00 Poster Groups 1A – 2A

14:00 - 14:30 Poster Groups 3A – 4A

June 18

16:45 - 17:15 Poster Groups 1B – 2B

17:15 - 17:45 Poster Groups 3B – 4B

Poster Group 1A Chair: Kinga Boenning, IAMO

  • Directions of Formation and Rural Labour Market Regulation
    Oksana Lodova
  • Ukrainian Rural Population Employment Support
    Mykola Talavyrya
  • Twenty Years of Changes: Organizational Restructuring of the Agrarian Sector in Bulgaria
    Julia Doitchinova, Ivan Kanchev, Zorniza Stojanova

Poster Group 2A Chair: Timea Török, IAMO

  • Environmental Performance of Agriculture in Russia
    Alexander Pushakov
  • Ecological Valuation of Small Water Bodies Situated Nearby of the Krakow Agglomeration
    Dawid Bedla

Poster Group 3A Chair: Swetlana Renner, IAMO

  • Albania’s Rural Sector: Analysis of Institutional Changes, Evaluation, Characteristics and Challenges
    Magdalena Bregasi
  • Vertical Integration in the Wine Industry: A Benchmark Analysis. Case Study "Rilindja" and "Alfa" Enterprises
    Remzi Keco, Ilir Kapaj, Bahri Musabelliu, Ana Mane
  • Development of Bulgarian Entrepreneurship and the Problems, Hindering its Effective Management
    Todorka Atanasova, Georgi Zheliazkov, Nadka Kostadinova, Rumen Otuzbirov

Poster Group 4A Chair: Hauke Schnicke, IAMO

  • Structural Changes in Moldovan Agriculture: Cereal Sector
    Lilian Brînzan
  • The Role of Part-Time Farms in the Formation of Production Clusters on Cooperative Principles
    Siarhei Dziamchuk

Poster Group 1B Chair: Lili Jia, IAMO

  • Practical Application of the Concept of Demand Price Elasticity on Agricultural Produce
    Viktoriya Baydala
  • Impact of Free Trade Agreement on the Ukrainian Agri-Food Sector
    Oleksandr Zhemoyda
  • China - Eastern Europe Agricultural Product Trade: An Empirical Study Based on Gravity Model
    Haisen Zhang, Jie Xie, Hai Lin

Poster Group 2B Chair: Andriy Matyukha, IAMO

  • Agricultural Reform in Ukraine and its Impact on the Kiev Region
    Mariia Iaremchuk
  • What Determines the Decision to be Insured in Ukrainian Agriculture?
    Nataliia Gerasymenko, Roman Shynkarenko
  • Structural Changes in the Ukrainian Agriculture
    Volodymyr Lapa, Alex Lissitsa

Poster Group 3B Chair: Milada Kasarjyan, IAMO

  • Romanian Agriculture Financing from National Funds – Evaluations and Perspectives
    Luca Lucian, Cecilia Alexandri
  • Cost Efficiency Analysis of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives in Bulgaria
    Dimitre Nikolov, Minka Anastasova, Ivan Popov, Georgi Kirilov
  • Analysis and Assessment of Lease Regulations in Agriculture of Bulgaria
    Nadezhda Petrova, Iskra Nencheva

Poster Group 4B Chair: Tursinbek Sultan, IAMO

  • Results and Effects from the Reforms in Bulgarian Agriculture: Problems of its Adaptation towards CAP Requirements
    Ivan Kanchev, Albena Miteva, Zorniza Stojanova
  • Development of Food Industry in Poland in the Years 1989 – 2007
    Katarzyna Gradziuk

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