Organised by the 


Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna


in collaboration with the 

Faculty of Agriculture

University of Zagreb

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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. NaygaJayson L. Lusk, Andreas Drichoutis, and Maurizio Canavari.  


Lectures are given from Monday June 19 to Saturday June 24, 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 and a city tour.


A certificate will be awarded to all participants. A final exam is scheduled on Saturday June 24 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  in collaboration with the
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

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

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


Prof. Maurizio Canavari


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


Viale Giuseppe Fanin, 50

40127 Bologna - Italy


tel. +39 051 2096108


Prof. Marija Cerjak

University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Marketing in Agriculture

Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb 

Office: 5th Pavilion, 3rd Floor

Phone: +385 1 239 3739

Email: mcerjak ( at )


Administration Secretariat

A.T.I. d.o.o. 

Robert Silconi

Mobile +385 91 4440049


Speaking languages: Croatian, Italian, English

How to reach the School venue

The summer school will take place at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb

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The Faculty is in the outskirts of town, about 6 km from the Zagreb main railway station and a few minutes walking distance from the Ravnice tram station.

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