Organised by the 


Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna


in collaboration with the 

Department of Business Economics

University of Verona

The next edition of the Summer School will take place on June 19-24, 2023. The tentative location is the Faculty of Agriculture 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 20 to Saturday June 25, 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 25 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 and 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 Agricultural and Food Sciences
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

Dr. Elena Claire Ricci


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.

An overview is available here.


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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