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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Institut für Agrar- u. Ernährungswissenschaften
Professur für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Dr. Marten Graubner

Interim Head of Chair: Farm Management

Dr. Marten Graubner

Dr. Marten Graubner

Dr. Marten Graubner

Dr. Marten Graubner studied Agricultural Economics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Department Structural Change at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle. Before taking the position as interim head of chair at MLU, Marten Graubner was also visiting scholar at the University of California, Davis and interim head of chair Production Economics at the University of Bonn.

Research Areas

  • Farm land markets
  • Spatial price formation in agricultural factor and product markets
  • Simulation models and validation

Current and finished Projects

FORLand (Agricultural Land Markets - Efficiency and Regulation), Subproject 6: “Impacts of strategic behavior on land market dynamics and regulation effects”, DFG research unit (FOR 2569), 2017-2023.   

MIND STEP (Modelling INdividual Decisions to Support The European Policies related to agriculture), Work Package 6: “Validation and Policy Evaluation”, Research and Innovation Programme by the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 817566), 2019-2023.   

"Market Power in Agricultural Land Markets – Importance, Measurement, Delimitation“, commissioned by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) for the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), 2018-2020.   

“A spatial-dynamic approach to land rental markets” DFG Research Grant “Own Position” (Project number 261292479), 2014-2018.   

Selected Publications

Graubner, Marten; Sexton, Richard J. (2022) More competitive than you think? Pricing and location of processing firms in agricultural markets. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (in print).   

Balmann, Alfons; Graubner, Marten; Müller, Daniel; Hüttel, Silke; Seifert, Stefan; Odening, Martin; Plogmann, Jana; Ritter, Matthias (2021) Market power in agricultural land markets: Concepts and empirical challenges. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 70 (43): 213-235.   

Graubner, Marten; Ostapchuk, Igor; Gagalyuk, Taras (2021) Agroholdings and land rental markets: A spatial competition perspective. European Review of Agricultural Economics 48 (1): 158–206.   

Graubner, Marten; Salhofer, Klaus; Tribl, Christoph (2021) A line in space: Pricing, location, and market power in agricultural product markets. Annual Review of Resource Economics 13: 85-107.   

Graubner, Marten (2020) Spatial monopoly pricing under non-constant marginal costs. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 13 (1): 81-97.   

Graubner, Marten (2018) Lost in space? The effect of direct payments on land rental prices. European Review of Agricultural Economics 45 (2): 143–171.   

Graubner, Marten; Koller, Ines; Salhofer, Klaus; Balmann, Alfons (2011) Cooperative versus non-cooperative spatial competition for milk. European Review of Agricultural Economics 38 (1): 99-118.   

Graubner, Marten; Balmann, Alfons; Sexton, Richard J. (2011) Spatial Price Discrimination in Agricultural Product Procurement Markets: A Computational Economics Approach. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (4): 949-967.   

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