Agricultural Production Economics Group (APEG)

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APEG is a research group based within the Section for Production, Markets and Policy at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen.



The research group analyses production processes, performance, and business decisions in the agricultural sector, mostly by using microeconomic production theory and (micro-)econometric methods. The research is predominantly based on cross-sectional and panel data of agricultural firms and households in Denmark, other European countries, and some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This group's research includes, e.g., the following topics:

  • agricultural investments, finance, and risk management
  • antibiotic use in farm production
  • competitiveness
  • contract farming and cooperatives
  • Danish and international food industry and food clusters
  • external / environmental effects
  • farm household models
  • globalisation and international food business
  • methods for microeconometric analyses and impact evaluation
  • policy analysis
  • productivity and efficiency analysis
  • technology adoption/choice
  • transaction costs


Aims and Strategy

"Follow excellence, and success will chase you" (quote from the movie "3 IdiotsLinks to an external site.")

  • The research is relevant for the scientific community, the agricultural sector, and/or the society.
  • The research is based on state-of-the-art microeconomic models and econometric methods.
  • The research enhances existing and develops new microeconomic models and econometric methods.
  • The research results are published in renowned peer-reviewed journals in agricultural economics and related fields (see Journals).
  • The teaching gives students a profound background in microeconomic production theory and applied econometrics.
  • The teaching enables students to use microeconomic theory and econometric methods to answer real-life questions.
  • The group discusses academic topics and collaborate with leading research groups in their field.



Academic staff:

PhD students and research assistants:

  • Felister Tibamanya, PhD Student
  • Ghislain Aihounton, PhD Student
  • Maria Nygård Thomsen, Research Assistant
  • Michael Baha, PhD Student


Selected Recent Publications


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the coordinator of the group, Arne Henningsen.



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