Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Professur Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik

Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

4. Obergeschoss

postal address:
Naturwiss. Fakultät III
Institut Agrar- u. Ernährungswiss.
Professur Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld

Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

Visiting address:
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 HALLE

Room: 4.24

Phone: +49 (0) 345 55 22510

E-Mail: insa.theesfeld[at]

Research Focus

  • Agricultural and environmental policy
  • Institutions and natural resource governance
  • Participation and rural development
  • Public goods and commons theory
  • Geopolitics and transboundary natural resources
  • Theory of human behavior and theory of collective action
  • Methods and institutional analysis

Research projects

Bill Blomquist, Director of the Commons Governance Program at the Ostrom Workshop interviewing Insa Theesfeld about her current work and how she started working with Elinor Ostrom

Podcast with Prof. Theesfeld

Podcast with Prof. Theesfeld

Theesfeld speech on IASC Europe and the Commons

Theesfeld moderates book presentation on Commons by Silke Helfrich


Scientific Committees

Curriculum Vitae