The Summer School has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The summer school "Experimental Auctions: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis" is aimed at learning the fundamentals and the recent advances of experimental auctions. It will provide the appropriate techniques to construct an experimental design, with software applications and workshops regarding specific problems in the fields of food market valuation. It will also provide the appropriate knowledge of the models used in the experimental auction literature for the data analysis. Results interpretation and policy implications will be also discussed.


The course is taught by Rodolfo M. Nayga, Andreas Drichoutis, and Maurizio Canavari.  Jayson L. Lusk will not attend the school this year, but he is contributing to the design and content of the course. 


Lectures are given from Monday June 29 to Saturday July 4, 7 hours per day on 6 weekdays. As a general structure, each day is based on 4 periods of teaching (2 in the morning before lunch break and 2 in the afternoon and early evening), dealing with Theory, Applications, and Tutorial on pc.The last day there will be presentations of participants' research proposals.


A certificate will be awarded to all participants. A final exam is scheduled on Saturday July 4 for those who need the certificate of attendance to be associated to a grade in order to ask for credits recognition.

The Summer School is organised with the endorsement of the University of Verona.

The Summer School is endorsed by the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA).

The Summer School is endorsed by the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (SIDEA).


Prof. Maurizio Canavari


Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy


Viale Giuseppe Fanin, 50

40127 Bologna - Italy


tel. +39 051 2096108


Prof. Diego Begalli

Prof. Claudia Bazzani

Prof. Katia Laura Sidali


Università degli Studi di Verona

Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale

Via Cantarane, 24 - 37129 Verona  (Italy) 


Administration Secretariat

Sabrina Boari


Soluzioni Omnia Media Srl


How to reach the School venue

The summer school will take place at the Department of Business Economics, Via Cantarane, 24 - 37129 Verona

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The Department is in the centre of town, about 3 km from the Verona main railway station (Verona Porta Nuova) and very close to the railway station of Verona Porta Vescovo.

How to reach Verona

Verona can be reached in several ways.

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By airplane

Verona-Villafranca Airport is located 12 km southwest of the city.

A shuttle bus service connects it to Verona's main railway station, Verona Porta Nuova.


Other viable airports are in Venice, Treviso, Milan, Bergamo, Bologna.


By train

The town is served by high speed trains at the Verona Porta Nuova main railway station.


Trenitalia and Italotreno operate with many destinations in Italy.

International services by ÖBB, DB, SBB-CFF-FFS, and Thello are also available.


The Verona Porta Vescovo railway station is served by local and regional trains.

By car

Verona can be reached through the A4 motorway.

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