Agricultural Economics

Agricultural SciencesAgriculture, forestry, and fisheriesSocial SciencesEconomics and business

Since 2005 the Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics (DCPIAE) offers the first permanent, structured training of doctoral candidates in agricultural, food and environmental economics in Germany. The aim is to increase educational quality and efficiency in dealing with dissertation topics through a systematically organized theory and methods course curriculum. DCPIAE is conducted jointly by all German faculties offering agricultural economics.


Through this cooperation, a comprehensive set of study modules is available providing access to relevant areas such as:


  • Welfare Economic Analysis
  • Consumer Economics
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Management
  • Political Economy of Agriculture

Empirical Methods

  • Efficiency and productivity analysis
  • Time series analysis
  • Geographic information systems and spatial data analysis
  • Qualitative empirical research methods
  • Advanced applied econometrics

Doctoral candidates can be admitted to DCPIAE if they are accepted as a doctoral candidate at one of the participating faculties and submit a certificate of enrolment for PhD.

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Odening
Coordinator: Gabriele Wuerth
Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics
Philippstr. 13, House 12A
10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 209346845
Deadlines: No deadline, for single modules 1 month before start
Places: 300
Scholarships: none