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Department of Agricultural Economics Ghent University

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To stimulate fundamental, applied and innovative research into all socio-economic aspects of agriculture, food, natural resources and rural development as a basis for excellence in education and policy support in industry and government

Department of Agricultural economics Ghent University

The department is specialized in education and research related to the economic aspects of agriculture and food. Both in education and research, the entire chain U+2018from farm to forkU+2019 is taken into account from a socio economic point of view. The related services make it possible to spread the knowledge to a broader extent and to provide advisory services to governmental institutions, firms, U+2026 in different continents.Research ...

Research Centre of Development Economics, Leuven KU Leuven

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The research team focuses on the analysis of the economics of transition, with a special emphasis on empirical testing of theory using micro economic databases. The latter include firm level data collected by means of large scale business survey data. The main research topics that we focus on include: - the analysis of firm restructuring in transition countries, using approaches from Schumpeterian growth theory. - the analysis of job ...

Department of Economics, Leuven KU Leuven

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1.ECONOMETRICS:*Empirical economic models: country models, global models , specification, estimation & simulation.*Consumer demand: systems of demand functions for economies as a whole and for groups of products. *Portfolio models: descriptive models for financial investment.*New technology & employment: microeconomic impact of technological change on employment.*Labor contracts: the allocation of risk over partners & ...

Agricultural and Farm Development Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

We study the complexity of choices made to increase sustainability. How does a competitive and sustainable production system function within an environmental, market and policy context? What makes it shock-resistant? We study the resilience of agricultural systems, develop decision support tools and models, study collaboration in the agro-food chain, create sustainability assessment tools and study learning processes in farmer groups.

Agricultural Engineering Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

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We develop innovative animal and environment-friendly agricultural systems with solid expertise in precision livestock farming, emissions, energy use, spray application techniques, and fertilizer spreaders. We integrate these novelties into innovative production systems. We combine technical competence with mathematical and IT-based methods. We build prototypes and develop experimental setups in our own workshop.

Division of Bioeconomics KU Leuven

The Division of Bioeconomics has three main research lines:

  • poverty reduction and economic growth in poor countries and the sustainable and efficient use of natural resource to realize pro-poor growth;
  • the transition towards a sustainable bio-based economy;
  • the link between economic and ecological models by refining functions of socio-economic drivers that are used to model resource use change and changes in ...

Bioeconomics KU Leuven

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The Division of Bioeconomics has three main research lines:

  • poverty reduction and economic growth in poor countries and the sustainable and efficient use of natural resource to realize pro-poor growth;
  • the transition towards a sustainable bio-based economy;
  • the link between economic and ecological models by refining functions of socio-economic drivers that are used to model resource use change and changes in ...