Agricultural Economics


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
Deadlines: No deadline, for single modules 1 month before start
Places: 300
Scholarships: none