Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Richard Völker

Phone: ++49 345 5522364

Mail: richard.voelker (at) landw.uni-halle.de

Research Interests

  • Animal Protection and Animal Welfare
  • Media Framing and Text Analysis
  • Behavioral Economics (e.g. Information Avoidance, Moral Hazard)

Research Project

Investigating the links between the intensity of livestock farming and animal protection. The case of pig farming in Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2018: Research assistant at the Chair of Agribusiness Management

07/2018: Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Thesis: Asymmetric information in animal protection and violation of the animal protection law)

04/2018 ­– 09/2018: Employment abroad in London (UK)

08/2015: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

06/2014- 10/2016: Co-founder and coordinator of the students‘ initiative “Sustainable Agriculture” (Zukunftsfähige Landwirtschaft)

Publications

Professional Journals

Völker, R., Hirschauer, N. (2019): Tierschutz: Was wir wissen und was nicht. AGRA-EUROPE 42/19, 14. Oktober 2019, Länderberichte Sonderbeilage: 1-3.
Völker+Hirschauer-2019-Tierschutz.pdf (56.2 KB)  vom 30.10.2019

Proceedings

Völker, R. (2020): Schweinehaltung in Deutschland: Eine Analyse der Zusammenhänge zwischen Haltungsintensität und Tierschutz. Posterbeitrag. 60. Jahrestagung der GEWISOLA, 23.-25. September 2020, Halle (Saale). DOI:    10.22004/ag.econ.305629.

Working Paper

Voelker, R., Gruener, S. (2023): Animal Protection in Germany: do people want to be informed? Unpublished Manuscript.

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