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”The changing role of regulation in the bio-based economy”
Place:
Bologna
Organization

Conference Schedule
The pre-conference The role of research in agriculture and the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural productivity and sustainability” will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. (https://eventi.unibo.it/preconference-aieaa-dipsa-bologna-2016)
The 5th AIEAA Conference will start at 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016 and will end by 5:00 pm on Friday June 17, 2016

Program Committee
Gianluca Stefani (Università di Firenze, Italy, Chair)
Fabio Bartolini (Università di Pisa, Italy)
Daniele Curzi (Università Statale di Milano, Italy)
Luisa Menapace (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Andrea Povellato (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA-INEA), Italy)
Cristina Salvioni (Università “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
Paolo Sckokai (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza, Italy)
Davide Viaggi (Università di Bologna, Italy) 

Local Committee
Davide Viaggi (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Meri Raggi ((Università di Bologna, Italy)
Giacomo Zanni (Università di Ferrara, Italy)
Aldo Bertazzoli (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Rino Ghelfi (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Antonella Samoggia (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Mario Mazzocchi (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Francesco Galioto (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Valentina Marconi (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Francesca Minarelli (Università di Bologna, Italy)
Michele Vollaro (Università di Bologna, Italy)

Information and contacts
www.aieaa.org
aieaa2016@unibo.it

Event Date
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Regulation has been a main concern of policymakers in a range of fields from financial to industrial and agricultural activities. Examples of regulatory areas in the bio-based economy are risk, health, environment, competition, intellectual property rights. Regulations in all these areas have deep implications for trade issues, global value chains and for the provision of public goods. In the EU, regulations concerning food retailing, food processing, farming activities, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade as well as financial markets have deeply affected the bio-based sectors.

Agricultural and applied economists have devoted significant effort to investigate the incentives, the mechanism design and evaluate the effects of regulation. In this regard, EU environmental regulation and food safety policies have provided fascinating case studies. However, there is scope for a multidisciplinary approach that more comprehensively accounts for legal and sociological issues, behavioral aspects of compliance, organization and coordination mechanisms, as in the now popular nudge approach to regulation. Efforts should also be devoted to explore the broader implications of regulation for trade and social welfare, taking into account the private interests underpinning many regulatory choices.

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. 

Call for papers

There are three types of contributions: contributed papers, organized sessions, and posters. Contribution proposals should be submitted in English through the conference website (https://www.conftool.net/aieaa2016).

Contributed papers
The full version of accepted papers should be submitted by May 27, 2016.
Upon Authors’ authorization, the abstracts of accepted papers will be made available on the conference website, and the full text will be posted on AgEcon Search.
A selection of accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Bio-based and Applied Economics, after going through the journal’s standard review process. The deadline for the submission will be June 30, 2016

The 5th AIEAA Conference will take place at the Agricultural Campus viale Fanin 44, Bologna.

By car:
Exit 9 - S. Donato - from the motorway ring-road; then head for Minerbio/Granarolo and follow the CAAB/Facoltà di Agraria signposts.

By bus:
The best bus-lines are the 14, 20, 35 and 55.  Lines 35 and 55 go right to the CAAB  bus-stop, while lines 14 and 20 stop at Pilastro (Via Pirandello).
For information: TPER (Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport) http://www.tper.it/

By air:

The best way to reach Agricultural Campus when arriving by air is by TAXI.
Otherwise, although it takes longer, you can take the Aerobus shuttle service, which goes from Marconi airport to the central station of Bologna and from there you can take one of the urban bus lines 35 or 55 to CAAB/Facoltà di Agraria signposts.

By train:
Once you have reached the central station of Bologna, you can proceed by TAXI which will take around 15 or 25  minutes. Or you can reach Agricultural Campus by bus lines 35 or 55 to CAAB/Facoltà di Agraria signposts.

Accomodation
The following hotels are located near the venue of the Conference.

  • Hotel Cosmopolitan Bologna
    Website: www.hotelcosmopolitanbologna.com
    Prices Breakfast included
    Check-in 15/06/2016 - check out 17/06/2016 (prices are also valid for n.1 night stay)
    Double Single Use: Euro 59,00 per room per night
    Double Room: Euro 69,00 room per night
    For booking request, please fill the form and contact: commerciale@hotelcosmopolitanbologna.com within 20/05/16 
  • Holiday Inn Express Bologna Fiera

    Website: http://www.hiexpressbolognafiera.it/
    Prices –
     Breakfast included
    Check-in 15/06/2016 - check out 17/06/2016 (prices are also valid for n.1 night stay)
    Double Single Use Room: Euro 62,00 per room per night
    Double Room: Euro 62,00 per room per night
    For booking request, please contact info@hiexpressbolognafiera.it within 16/05/2016
    Please specify: “5th AIEAA Conference”

The following hotels are located in the city center. The Venue can be reached by bus. 

  • Zanhotel Regina
    The Zanhotel Regina is based in the heart of Bologna, near the Central Railway (Stazione Centrale). You can reach the Venue by bus n.35 from the bus stop Central Railway.
    Website: www.zanhotel.it/en/hotel-regina-bologna
    Prices – Breakfast include
    Check-in 15/06/2016 - check out 17/06/2016 (prices are also valid for n.1 night stay)
    Classic Single Room: Euro 65,00 per room per night
    Classic Double Single Use Room: Euro 78,00 per room per night
    Classic Double Room: Euro 88,00 per room per night
    For booking request, please contact: hotelregina@zanhotel.it within 25/05/16. Please specify “n. 3722 Rif. 5th AIEAA Conference”.

  • Best Western Hotel San Donato
    The Best Western Hotel San Donato is based in the heart of Bologna City Center.
    Website: www.hotelsandonato.it
    Prices Breakfast included
    Check-in 15/06/2016 - check out 17/06/2016 (prices are also valid for n.1 night stay)
    Single Room: Euro 90,00 per room per night
    Double Single Use: Euro 105,00 per room per night Double Room: Euro 110,00 per room per night
    For booking request, please contact: info@hotelsandonato.it within 20/5/16. Please specify: “5th AIEAA Conference”

     

How to register to the Pre-Conference 
Participation to the Pre-Conference is free of charge.
If you are registered for the AIEAA Conference and you indicated that you will participate at the Pre-Conference you do not need to register. 
If you are not registered or if you are registered but also wish to present a project poster at the Pre-Conference, please register here: https://eventi.unibo.it/preconference-aieaa-dipsa-bologna-2016.

How to register to the Conference
You can register through the Conference management platform: https://www.conftool.net/aieaa2016/.
If you don't have an user account, please click on "Create account and register for conference" and follow the instructions. 
If you already have a user account, please log in with your username and password, select “Register as Participant” and follow the instructions.

If you are an author of an accepted paper or poster, please consider that, for presenting your contribution, at least one author of your paper/poster should register to the conference.

Early Registration fees (before April 30)
Regular fee: 150 € (100 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)
Reduced fee (Ph.D. students, Postdoc): 50 € (30 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)
Donor member fee: 200 € (100 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)

Late Registration fees (after April 30)
Regular fee: 200 € (150 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)
Reduced fee (Ph.D. students, Postdoc): 70 € (50 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)
Donor member fee: 250 € (150 € if already AIEAA member in 2016)

Registration fees include the conference lunches, the coffee breaks and the social dinner.  

Pre-Conference Session
Download the final programme.

Conference Session
Download the final programme.

A Pre-Conference event on The role of research in agriculture and the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural productivity and sustainability' will take place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

During the Pre-Conference a poster session about research and innovation projects will be organized. Participants are invited to bring one or more posters about their ongoing research and innovation projects. 

Download the final programme.

Target Audience:
The preconference targets policymakers, academics, farmers, advisors, food industry, banks/funders, and other stakeholders. Participants are invited to listen state of the art insights about the role of research and the implementation of the EIP Agri in various regions in Europe, as well as sharing their experience about ongoing initiatives, including bringing information from their research and innovation projects through a dedicated poster session.

Objectives:
The European Union's strategy 'Europe 2020' for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets the strengthening of research and innovation as one of its five main objectives. Following this approach, the CAP post 2013 place a large emphasis on innovation. Among other initiatives, the European Innovation Partnership was launched in 2012 and actions aimed at boosting innovations play a key role in the Rural Development Programmes 2014-2020. Measure 16.1, launched in several countries/regions of the EU, implements Operational Groups. Specific objectives of the preconference are:

  • presenting the state of the art about research and innovation role in agriculture
  • discuss the role of the EIP in the wider context of research and innovation in agriculture;
  • having a better insight into local implementations of the Operational Groups and Innovation at Member State level and in the framework of regional Rural Development Plans 2014-2020;
  • understanding the interactive approach between researchers, policy makers and market actors supported by the EIP. 

HOW TO REGISTER TO THE PRE-CONFERENCE
If you are registered for the AIEAA Conference and you indicated that you will participate at the Pre-Conference you do not need to register.

If you are not registered or if you are registered but also wish to present a project poster at the Pre-Conference, please register here: https://eventi.unibo.it/preconference-aieaa-dipsa-bologna-2016

Pre-conference is free of charge, but for organisation raisons please register yourself: https://eventi.unibo.it/preconference-aieaa-dipsa-bologna-2016

Papers can be downloaded from the AgEconSearch web site at this [LINK]