Last week I participated at the 11th AIEAA Congress on "CAP, Farm to Fork and Green Deal: policy coherence, governance, and future challenges" which took place in Viterbo (Italy) on 16-17 June 2022, hosted by the University of Tuscia.
AIEAA Congress is the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics annual meeting where many researchers in the field meet and share their recent works. This year, among the keynote speakers: Gianluca Brunori (University of Pisa): Towards a new generation of agrifood policies., Peter Feindt (Humboldt-Universität – Berlin): How the new CAP can improve farmers resilience in the post COVID era?, Silvia Coderoni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza): Key policy questions for the impact assessment of European agricultural and rural policies., Sophie Thoyer (UMR CEE-M Centre d’économie de l’Environnement de Montpellier): Enriching the CAP evaluation toolbox with experimental approaches.
My colleague Rungsaran Wongprawmas presented our latest work on The Effect of Logo and Dish Placement on University Students' Healthy and Sustainable Food Choices, among Italian and American students. In this study, we conducted a between-subject design to test the effect of nudging intervention on food choice. The design comprised one control and three treatment groups: HS Logo, Placement, and HS Logo and Placement. Our preliminary results showed that two nudges, namely placement and combining nudge (Logo & Placement), could be used as tools to promote healthy and sustainable (HS) dishes in Italian university canteens using a pre-ordering app.
Giovanni Sacchi has been awarded the "Best Paper Award - BAE" to recognise and promote quality contributions to academic research and writing among scholars who published papers in BAE in 2021.
Finally, Giulia Andreani, our Ph.D. student in the Ag Econ group, presented her poster titled "Exploring the implementation of nudges to foster healthy and sustainable eating at the university canteen".