(Call for Papers) AIEAA Conference

Fifth Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA) June 16-17, 2016 – Bologna, Italy

The changing role of regulation in the bio-based economy

The fifth AIEAA Conference aims at providing a scientific contribution to regulation policies concerning food retailing, food processing, farming activities, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade as well as financial markets that have deeply affected the bio-based sectors, by expanding the knowledge base on the fundamentals of better regulation, and by promoting a critical debate on the underlying theoretical and methodological issues and policy implications. Specific issues to be addressed include:

  • Cost-benefit analysis of regulation in the bio-based economy;
  • Design of enforcement rules for food safety and agri-environmental regulation;
  • Nudge approaches to consumer regulation vis a vis command and control regulation in the food chain;
  • Political economy of regulation in the bio-based economy;
  • Intellectual property rights regulation (geographical indication);
  • Regulating the provision of public goods
  • Competition Regulation
  • Regulation of quality standards and global value chains;
  • Impact of alternative types of regulation (standards, licensing and labeling) of the biobased economy;
  • Sources and effects of market failures in the bio-based economy;
  • Innovation in methods and tools for regulatory impact analysis;
  • Applications to sectoral policies: agriculture, food, biotechnology, bio-energy, biomaterials.

AIEAA welcomes the submission of contributions on the topics above. However, the submission of contributions on all agricultural and applied economics topics is encouraged as well.

Find the full Call for Papers here.

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