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1st Giovanni Anania Summer School on Evidence-based policy making - Rende (CS), Italy, 11-15 July 2016

11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016

To honor Giovanni Anania, suddenly passed away on July 15th 2015, the AIEAA, the Rossi-Doria Center and the University of Calabria, with the organizational support of the CREA - Policies and Bio-economy Center of Rende (CS), have organized a Summer School for PhD candidates and young researchers, a constant focus in Giovanni’s mentoring action. The first edition of the Summer School will focus on “Regional trade agreements: implications for the EU agriculture and rural development”. 

The 1st Giovanni Anania Summer School will be held at the University of Calabria, Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance – Rende (Cosenza).


AIEAA warmly thanks the Istituto Fondazione Banco di Napoli for his financial support to the G. Anania Summer School.


Specific topics to be discussed during the Summer School include:

Mary Bohman, United States Department of Agriculture
United States Agricultural and Trade Policy

Jonathan Brooks, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Agricultural Policy, Trade and Development

Anna Carbone, Università della Tuscia, Viterbo
Specialization and Agro-food Competitiveness in International Trade

Luca De Benedictis, Università di Macerata
Trade Data, Gravity Models and Network Analysis

Tassos Haniotis, European Commission
European Union Agricultural and Trade Policy

Alan Matthews, Trinity College, Dublin
Regulatory Cooperation in Regional Trade Agreements

Alex McCalla, University of California at Davis
International Trade under Imperfect Competition

Quirino Paris, University of California at Davis
Positive Mathematical Programming: Spatial Models Calibration

Luca Salvatici, Università Roma Tre
Protection Indexes and Global Computable General Equilibrium Models

Margherita Scoppola, Università di Macerata
International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

The Summer School is organized as a series of lectures on the state of the art of specific policy topics coupled with up-to-date empirical sessions and case studies.

The final Conference will be held on July 15. See the programme.

Further information will be available at