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Interdisciplinary dialogue on heterodox economic approaches

Focussing on economic approaches to land use change and conflict, the interdisciplinary dialogue presents positions from IRI THESys/WINS researchers and partners from the IÖW. It will take place on 07 July 2017.

Heterodox economic approaches to land use change and conflict - Institutional framing and economic valuation

IRI THESys, Friedrichstr. 191, 4th floor, room 4088
Date: 07 July 2017, 1-3 pm

Economic analysis uses a wide range of methods for the study of land use decision making. This interdisciplinary dialogue explores two different economic approaches to land use and land use conflict. On the one hand, Wibke Crewett and Sarah Keuthmann explore the example of bioeconomy feedstock production and short rotation coppices. They thereby discuss land use change from an institutional economics perspective, which emphasises the role of institutional arrangements by using contextual in-depth studies. Jesko Hirschfeld (IÖW) and Julian Sagebiel (IÖW) complement this perspective on land use change and present a conceptual framework for extended cost-benefit analyses and a discrete choice experiment on the economic valuation and monetarization of land management associated ecosystem services.

This dialogue is the second workshop within a new workshop series on structured, out-of-the-box thinking circling key terms of academic discussion from different perspectives.


  1. Wibke Crewett and Jesko Hirschfeld: Welcome and introduction
  2. Each speaker: Introductory short inputs
  3. Open discussion of the above inputs, drawing on the participants’ own experiences and aspirations for engaging with ‘the other side’
  4. Round-the-table feedback
  5. Jesko Hirschfeld & Wibke Crewett: Wrap up and possible ways forward


Jesko Hirschfeld

Jesko Hirschfeld (Economist, Institute for Ecological Economy Research in Berlin (IÖW)), Jesko.Hirschfeld@ioew.de

Talk | Economic valuation of ecosystem services of land management strategies


Wibke Crewett (Agricultural economist, WINS/IRI THESys, HU Berlin), crewettw@agrar.hu-berlin.de

Talk | Institutional perspectives on bioeconomy feedstock production


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Julian Sagebiel (Economist, Institute for Ecological Economy Research in Berlin (IÖW)), Julian.sagebiel@ioew.de

Talk | Does the place of residence affect land use preferences? Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Germany

Foto Sarah Keutmann

Sarah Keuthmann (Agricultural economist, WINS/IRI THESys, HU Berlin), skeutmann@atb-potsdam.de

Talk | Institutional determinants for the development of the production of short rotation coppice systems as in Brandenburg/Germany – Methods, theories and frameworks