Modelling and Optimisation of Decisions in Economics, Resources, Nature and Agriculture

About us

The Modelling and Optimization of Decision in Economics, Resources, Nature, and Agriculture research group (MODERNA) is part of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University.

The main research focus within the group is to model and optimize decisions in the broad field of agricultural and environmental economics using tailored integrated models. We collaborate with a variety of regional, national and supranational institutions and regularly engage in high-level research projects.

Research focus and projects

Developing integrated models combining biophysical and economic aspects in order to assess agricultural and environmental policies often related to the nitrogen cycle and the EU common agricultural policy.

Research focus

  • Nutrient recycling & manure management
  • Environmental and agricultural policy analysis
  • Integrated modelling of econommic and biophysical aspects
  • Rural development policy evaluation & design

Research projects

  • Ongoing research projects
  • Past research projects

Contact and staff

Jeroen Buysse

Growing up in a family-farm environment in West-Flanders, Jeroen Buysse went on to study his bachelor and master at the faculty of bioscience engineering...

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Wannes Slosse

Wannes started his PhD at the Department of Agricultural Economics in August 2019...

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Michaël de Clercq

Michaël is a Belgian PhD student and joined the Department of Agricultural Economics in May 2020...

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Samaya El Hajj Hassan

Samaya El Hajj Hassan graduated from the Lebanese University with a bachelor of engineering in agricultural sciences and a master’s degree in agricultural economics...

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Sergio Garmendia Lemus

Sergio is a Mexican PhD student at the Department of Agricultural Economics since January 2020...

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Egor Moshkin

Egor joined the Department of Agricultural Economics in October 2020...

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