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Mira Lehberger

Curriculum Vitae

2011 - 2014

Research Assistant at the Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Science,
Martin- Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg


Master of Science in Integrated Natural Resource Management, Humboldt-University Berlin


Bachelor of Arts in European Studies,
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg


Abitur (university-entrance diploma)



Lehberger, M. (2015): An investigation into the causes of the low share of women among corporate farm managers in Germany. Dissertation. Halle(Saale): ULB Sachsen-Anhalt.

Scientific Journals

  • Hirschauer, N., Lehberger, M. (2015): Recruitment  problems and the shortage of junior corporate farm managers in Germany:  the role of gender-specific assessments and life aspirations. Agriculture and Human Values (DOI 10.1007/s10460-015-9637-4    ).
  • Hirschauer, N., Lehberger, M., Musshoff, O.  (2014):  Happiness and Utility in Economic Thought - Or: What Can We  Learn From  Happiness Research for Public Policy Analysis and Public  Policy Making?  Social Indicator Research 2014 (DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0654-2)

Professional Journals

  • Lehberger, M., Hirschauer, N. (2015): Betriebsleiterin gesucht. agrarmanager September 2015: 24-26.
  • Bavorová, M., Lehberger, M. (2012): Nur motivierte Mitarbeiter packen richtig zu. Agrarzeitung vom 30. November: 18.
  • Bavorová, M., Lehberger, M. (2012): Motivation angestellter Arbeitskräfte. Leistungsorientierte Entlohnung auf dem Prüfstand. Neue Landwirtschaft 10/2012: 33-35.

Conference Contributions

  • Bavorová, M., Unay Gailhard, I., Lehberger, M. (2015): Farmers’ Markets and Farm Shops in Germany: is the motivation to buy there the same? 143rd joint AAEA-EAAE Seminar „Consumer Behavior in a Changing World: Food, Culture and Society.” 25.-27. March 2015, Neaples, Italy.
  • Lehberger, M., Hirschauer, N. (2014): Poster: Recruiting problems and the shortage of junior corporate farm managers: the role of gender-specific assessments and life aspirations.    EAAE International Congress, 26.-29. August 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Lehberger, M. (2014): An investigation into the low share of women  among farm managers in Germany. Jean Monnet Project  5422857-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-AJM-IC: The Economic Governance in  Agri-Food-Systems: Instituitional Environments, Governance Modes and  Policy Patterns, 9-10 July, 2014, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Unay Gailhard, I., Lehberger, M., (2014): Women labour force transition in rural areas: Explaining gender differences with socio-professional categories. Women Forum, 14. March 2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • Lehberger, M. (2013): Why are there so few female farm managers? Evidence from eastern Germany.    Tagungsband zur 23. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie (ÖGA) und zur 41. Jahrestagung der Schweizer Gesellschaft für Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarsoziologie (SGA), 12.-14. September 2013, Zürich, Schweiz: 73-74.
  • Lehberger, M., Hirschauer, N., Musshoff, O. (2013): What do we need to know from happiness research when designing agricultural and rural development policies?    IAMO Forum “Rural areas in transition: Services of general interest, entrepreneurship and quality of life”, 19.-21. June 2013, Halle (Saale), Germany.
  • Hirschauer, N., Lehberger, M., Musshoff, O. (2013): Back to Bentham? – Or: (What) Can we learn from happiness research for agricultural policy analysis and policy making? HEIRs Interdisciplinary Conference “Public Happiness”, 4-5 June 2013, Rome, Italy.
  • Lehberger, M. (2013): An investigation into the causes of the low share of women among farm managers in Germany. 5th EAAE PhD Workshop, 29-31 May 2013, Leuven, Belgium.

Invited Papers and Book Reviews

  • Balmann, A., Glauben, T., Grings, M., Hirschauer, N., Honeit, R., Lehberger, M., Wagner, P. (2012): Unternehmerische Landwirtschaft zwischen Marktanforderungen und gesellschaftlichen Er­war­tungen – Bericht über die 51. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues (GEWISOLA) e.V. vom 28. September bis 30. September 2011 in Halle (Saale). Berichte über Landwirtschaft 90(1): 159-170.