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

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

Fitalew Agimass Taye
23 January 2018
Valuation of Non-Market Ecosystem Services of Forests: Preferences for Recreation, Effect of Childhood Experience, and the Role of Environmental Attitudes

Catrine Normann
15 January 2018
Essays in Behavioral- and Neuro Economics: Areas of Dishonesty, Recurring Charity Donations, and Uncertainty in Value Based Decision Making

All earlier defended PhD theses at IFRO

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.

Development projects

IFRO researchers work on development projects with local partners worldwide. The aim is to contribute to the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A video shows examples of some of these projects. Go to the video site >>

The role of bushmeat hunting in Global South

As many as 150 million rural households across the Global South may be involved in bushmeat hunting, new studies led by IFRO at the University of Copenhagen find. The studies contradict earlier assumptions that hunting is increasingly commercial, and the authors stress that rural food security and biodiversity conservation should be considered jointly. Read more >>

The struggle for water in the Andes

In the Andes Mountains, Assistant Professor Mattias Borg Rasmussen at IFRO has learned about the local value and meanings of water. Here water is a symbol of life, a dwindling and complex resource and a creator of collaborations. Read about his research in Universitetsavisen