Federal Institute
Agricultural Economics and Data Management

DI Dipl.-Päd. Ing. Josef HAMBRUSCH

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
 +43 (1) 71100 - 637428
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Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Data Management at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Head of Department of Business Economics at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2016-2018)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2003-2018)
Research assistant at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Department of Economics, Politics and Law), Vienna/AT (2002-2003)
Studies of Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy at the Agricultural education academy, Vienna/AT (Dipl.-Päd. 2003)
Studies of Agricultural Economics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (DI 2002).
Foreign Studies at the University of Aberdeen/GB (King’s College, Feb. – June 2001)
Higher Federal School for Alpine Agriculture Ursprung/Elixhausen, Salzburg/AT (A-levels 1994)

Main fields of work:

  • Farm business economics
  • Sector analysis – agricultural markets (e.g. sugar, fruit and vegetables)
  • Farm comparisons (agri-benchmark cash crops, IFCN-dairy farming)
  • Evaluations (measures of rural development programmes, national strategy of operational programms of producer organisations)
  • Risk management in agriculture; income stabilisation
  • Working groups – support of agricultural advisory/vocational training
  • Agricultural policy analyses

Participation in committees:

  • Economics
  • Member of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN)
  • Member of the agri-benchmark network
  • Participation in working groups of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Tourism (e.g. evaluation)
  • Participation in international working parties (e.g. OECD)

BAB 045/20: COVID-19 Lessons learnt

Context With the beginning of the Covi9-19 crisis in March 2020, weaknesses of the Austrian and global economic system became visible. The initiative for the research project was already taken in...

BAB 043/20: Vulnerability of Austrian food production to crises due to the consequences of Covid-19

Initial situation With the "measures" that the federal government has taken to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the food supply of the population, and thus the food value chain, has...

BAB 036/20: Calculation of the compensatory allowance for disadvantaged areas

Initial situation With the constitution of the expert groups within the framework of the design of the national CAP strategic plan, discussions on the reorientation of the compensatory allowance...

BAB 035/20: Calculation of premiums of the agri-environmental program

Initial situation With the constitution of the expert groups as part of the design of the national CAP strategic plan, discussions on the realignment of the agri-environmental and climate...

BAB 034/20: Evaluation of the national strategy for operational programs of fruit and vegetable producer organisations

Initial situation Recognized producer organizations (POs) for fruit and vegetables can develop so-called "Operational Programs" (OP) within the framework of the common organization of...

BAB 028/19: Integrated Flood Risk Management in Mountain Areas

Assessing Sectoral Interdependencies, Conflicts and Options for Policy Coordination Initial situation Since 1980, Europe has been affected by around 700 loss-causing flood events, causing more...

BAB 019/19: Development of the organic market in Austria and other selected regions

Initial situation In recent years the share of organic farms in Austria has increased significantly. In addition to the traditionally high shares in grassland, there has recently also been a...

AWI 184/18: CAP beyond 2020

Initial situation The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the EU's oldest and financially most important policies. Its objectives are in particular: i) to increase agricultural productivity...

AWI/58/18 W: Ongoing Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Coordination of "Evaluation Package B" - Improving Farm Viability and Competitiveness Initial situation The Federal Institute for Agricultural Economics was involved in various stages...

AWI 180/17: Options for stabilising income of agricultural holdings

Initial situation The income of a farm fluctuates because the components of income (volumes, prices, agricultural payments, etc.) also fluctuate. Various influencing factors are cited in...

BAB 015/10: Gross margins and databases for the business planning

Initial situation An important basis for advisory and educational work in agriculture is provided by economic and production data on production methods. Until 2008, these data were published in...

BAB 012/05: Structuring and management of the data pool

Initial situation The work on facilitating access to and use of the INVEKOS data has so far been carried out mainly by Dept. II/1 of the BMLRT. The current offer is documented in the form of...
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