Analysis in the field of agricultural economics
Agriculture is primary production: It relies on the use of natural resources, the base of human life. Its products satisfy the very basic needs of our existence. Almost everywhere in the world, it gets a special attention from politics, in Switzerland it gets public founds and profits from import restrictions. However, the provision with food and inputs for agriculture highly depends on international trade. Nature's caprices, market forces and political intervention - all of them influence the individual farm. Is there a field of study more interesting than this one?
Decision makers in agricultural politics or in enterprises in the agri-food chain are often confronted with a high complexity. A holistic perspective and sound analyses are therefore helpful. However, the scientific distance and a good comprehension of practice must never exclude each other. Since November 2014, I am available as a freelance expert, and I hope to contribute to a base for good decisions.
I will be pleased to support associations, enterprises and administration with studies or expertise. As well, I am open for exchange and collaboration with other scientists.
Please contact me by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New cash flow related indicators for family farms
Swiss farms usually are run as a self-empoyed activity. In many cases this means that the monetary transactions of both, business and family, are done from the same bank accounts.
Due to fiscal requirements the accountancy must distinguish between business an private transactions. In theory, this would offer a good base for analyzing the cash flow between business and family. However, the numbers are not in a form that allows quick interpretations or clear conclusions.
Contribution to the SGA-SSE Conference 2019 (in German) »