PhD, MSc, awarded the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics. Previous working experience: Consultant for The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Consultant for the FAO - Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Consultant for Bioversity International, Junior Economist for the European Commission, Research Assistant at FAO - Trade and Markets division.
Member of the European Association of Agricultural Economics (EAAE), Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA), Italian Society of Food Economics (SIEA), Agricultural Economics Society (AES), American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) and Gruppo di Ricerca in Agricoltura Biologica (GRAB-IT).
Referee for European Review of Agricultural Economics, South African Journal of Economics, Wine Economics and Policy, Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Italian Journal of Food Science, Soil Research, International journal on food system dynamics, Agricultural and Food Economics, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production.
Research interests include:
-Food & Agricultural Economics: Consumer behaviour, food marketing, consumer food choice and related issues concerning food quality & safety, assessment of ecosystem services, contract farming.
- Development Economics: Household strategies and rural livelihood diversification, food security and rural poverty, methodologies for evaluating on-farm conservation projects.
- Economic modelling: Econometrics & mathematical programming techniques. Areas of investigation include household demand, consumers preferences, trade determinants, efficiency analysis & quasi-experimental studies. Strong interest in the analysis of cross sectional micro data using systems of equations or robust models.