Dr Doris Laepple PhD MAgrSc BSc (Ag Science)
Doris Laepple is a lecturer in Agricultural and Food Economics at UCD.
She received a Dipl.-Ing. Agr. (Univ.) from the Technical University Munich-Weihenstephan and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). During her PhD, Doris spent a semester as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. Prior to taking up this position, Doris worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at NUIG funded by the Irish Research Council.
Doris' main research interest is in agricultural economics focusing on technology adoption, farmer behaviour, extension services as well as policy analysis. Within this context, Doris work is mainly based on applied micro econometric analysis with a more recent interest in spatial econometrics. Previous work, for example, has focused on explaining the adoption of organic farming using economic and behavioural approaches, and also included spatial aspects and neighbourhood influences.
Technology adoption / land-use decisions
Policy and programme evaluation
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Läpple, D. and Kelley. H. (2014) 'Spatial Dependence in the Adoption of Organic Drystock Farming in Ireland'. European Review of Agricultural Economics, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D., Hennessy, T. and Newman, C. (2013) 'Quantifying the economic return to participatory extension programmes in Ireland: an endogenous switching regression analysis'. Journal of Agricultural Economics, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D. and Kelley, H. (2013) 'Understanding the uptake of organic farming: accounting for heterogeneities among Irish farmers'. Ecological Economics, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D., Hennessy, T. and O¿Donovan, M. (2012) 'Extended grazing: a detailed analysis of Irish dairy farms'. Journal of Dairy Science, . [Details]|
|Läpple. D. (2012) 'Comparing attitudes and characteristics of organic, former organic and conventional farmers: evidence from Ireland'. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, . [Details]|
|Läpple. D. and Cullinan, J. (2012) 'The development and geographic distribution of organic farming in Ireland'. Irish Geography, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D. and Hennessy, T. (2012) 'The capacity to expand milk production in Ireland following the removal of milk quotas'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, . [Details]|
|Hennessy, T., Läpple, D., Wallace, M. and Shalloo, L. (2012) 'An economic analysis of the Irish milk quota exchange scheme'. International Journal of Farm Management, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D. and VanRensburg, T. (2011) 'Adoption of organic farming: are there differences between early and late adopters?'. Ecological Economics, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D. (2010) 'The adoption and abandonment of organic farming: an empirical investigation of the Irish drystock sector'. Journal of Agricultural Economics, . [Details]|
|Läpple, D. (2007) 'Investment decisions in agriculture: an empirical analysis of Bavaria'. Yearbook of Socioeconomics in Agriculture, . [Details]|