Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Call for Papers Fifth Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA)

June 16-17, 2016 - Bologna, Italy
The fifth AIEAA Conference aims at providing a scientific contribution to these issues 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 bio-based 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.

Contribution proposals should be submitted in English through the conference website at There are three types of contributions: contributed papers, organized sessions, and posters.

Contributed papers
Participants intending to present a paper are requested to submit an extended abstract (minimum 1000 words; maximum 1500 words) before January 31, 2016. Abstracts should include:
a.     Introduction to the topic
b.    Description of data and research methodology
c.     Discussion of theoretical and/or empirical results
d.    Emphasis on the paper’s potential for generating discussion during the conference
e.     A list of few essential references.

Organized sessions
Participants are invited to propose organized sessions primarily, but not exclusively, on topics relevant to the conference themes. Proposals (max 2,000 words) should include the name of the organizer, the session title, the name of contributors, and the title and abstract of each paper. It is suggested that proposed sessions include no more than four papers. Proposals should be submitted by January 31, 2016. Organized session proposals will be subject to a peer review process. Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 11, 2016.

AIEAA welcomes the submission of posters. Accepted posters will be presented and discussed in dedicated sessions. Participants should submit an abstract (max 500 words) by January 31, 2016. Poster proposals will be subject to a blind peer review process. Authors will be notified of poster acceptance by March 11, 2016.

Important deadlines
Abstract submission by authors: January 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance to authors: March 11, 2016
Full paper/poster submission: May 27, 2016
Authors’ registration deadline: May 27, 2016

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