Scientific program and themes

Last changed: 26 October 2018

The workshop welcomes PhD students at any stage of their PhD, as well as students who just completed their PhD at the time of the workshop.

 Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource economics
  • Food security and poverty
  • Spatial analysis
  • Chains and networks
  • Food quality and food safety
  • Price analysis
  • Agricultural policy analysis
  • International trade and trade policies
  • Consumer choices and agri-food marketing
  • Innovation and technology
  • Risk and resilience
  • Urban and rural planning and development
  • Farm and sector modelling
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Standards and supply chains
  • Farm management
  • Behavioral and psychological aspects of decision-making
  • Discrete choice experiments and economic experiments
  • Rural sociology


Keynote Speakers

Ekin Birol (International Food Policy Research Institute)
Giancarlo Moschini (Iowa State University)
Salvatore di Falco (University of Geneva)
Stefanie Engel (Universität Osnabrück)


Scientific Steering Committee

Carl-Johan Lagerkvist (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden) (chair)
Céline Bonnet (Toulouse School of Economics, France)
Andreas Drichoutis (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)
Robert Finger (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Koos Gardebroek (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
Azucena Gracia (Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Spain)
Bo Jellesmark Thorsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Giannis Karagiannis (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Local Organization Committee

Helena Hansson, Rob Hart, Efthymia Kyriakopoulou, Jens Rommel, Andreea Bolos