Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO – University of Copenhagen

Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO

"The myth of the poor fisher" and other recent fisheries research from IFRO

The myth of the poor fisher: Evidence from the Nordic countries

(from abstract) Fishers are often perceived to be poor, and low income levels are used to justify subsidies and other types of direct and indirect income support to maintain coastal communities. In this study fishers’ income levels are investigated in four Nordic countries; Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden for different types of fishers and vessels and in comparison to alternative occupations. The most important result is that fishers in these countries are doing relatively well, and only in Sweden is the fishers’ average income level below the average national income. Within the fleets, there are substantial differences. Read more >>


Latest defended PhD Theses

Sidsel Kjems
2 November 2018
The Significance of Church Tax. The historical background, the concept and the significance of church tax. The case of the state church in Denmark

Lisbet Christoffersen
12 October 2018
Amazonian Alternatives. Imagining and Negotiating Development in Lowland Bolivia

Birhanu Addisu Adamie
1 October 2018
Essays on Social Networks, Land Tenure, and Productivity: Program Take-Up, Land Certification, Land Markets, and Environmental Shocks

Kennet Christian Uggeldahl
23 August 2018
Essays on decision making processes, information acquisition, and preferences  in stated choice experiments: Applications to economic valuation of consumer and environmental goods

Lily Salloum Lindegaard
30 May 2018
The Politics of Adaptation: Examining the Exercise of Political Authority through Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam

Cathrine Ulla Jensen
23 April 2018
Essays in valuation of neighborhood characteristics. Applications of the hedonic pricing method

Anna Kristina Edenbrandt
16 April 2018
Towards more sustainable food consumption and production – Consumer preferences and valuation of new breeding techniques, production methods, and health aspects

Lea Skræp Svenningsen
23 March 2018
Climate Change and Social Preferences - Exploring Preferences for Distributional Outcomes of Climate Policy

Jevgeniy Bluwstein
13 March 2018
Biopolitical Landscapes. Governing People and Spaces through Conservation in Tanzania

Nerea Turreira Garcia
9 March 2018
Local participation and ecological knowledge in environmental monitoring: case studies of local and indigenous communities in Southeast Asia

Isaac Ankamah-Yeboah
7 March 2018
Price Formation and Consumer Preference for Sustainable Seafood in Europe

Dagim Gashawtena Belay
23 February 2018
Economics of Information and Incentives in Regulation of Market Failure: Information Disclosure, Impact Evaluation, Market Design, Antibiotics and Commodity Markets

All earlier defended PhD theses at IFRO

Natural habitats larger than Greece created to offset economic development

A study published in Nature Sustainability shows that natural habitats occupying an area larger than Greece have been created to offset economic developments. This data could eventually provide a basis to help improve our understanding of the benefits of protecting and preserving wildlife.

Parents put nature in the shopping basket

A new qualitative study from the IFRO indicates that naturalness is the current benchmark for consumer choice among parents.

Farmers able to cut 25% of nitrogen costs

A new way to map fields can reduce nitrogen runoff while financially benefitting large numbers of farmers. This is the premise behind MapField; a significant new Danish 18,9 mio DKK project that IFRO is part of.

Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture: Technology and Economic Perspectives presents cases from different countries with a main focus on the perspectives of using precision farming in Europe. Søren Marcus Pedersen and Kim Martin Lind, IFRO, are editors.