The Agricultural Economics and Policy Group (AgEcon) is part of the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (UniNA), one of the oldest (founded in 1224) and most prestigious University in Italy.
The AgEcon has extensive experience in applied economic researches related to the agri-food systems: innovation and management of high value food supply chain, agricultural and environmental policies, sustainability approaches (e.g. organic farming, circular economy, bioeconomy, agro-energy supply chains), consumer studies, evaluation of non-market goods and ecosystem services. The toolbox of the AgEcon includes insights and methods coming from behavioral economics, experimental economics, ecological economics, micro-econometrics and operation research.
AgEcon members are currently involved in several national and EU research grants. Their involvement in ALMaSS concerns the following two projects:
EcoStack WP10 leader
P.I. of DRASTIC
Full Professor at UniNA
Scopus Author ID: 16416529000
Cembalo’s scientific interests focus on innovation and sustainability in high value supply chain, with specific interest in circular economy and ecosystem services economics. He has also a long experience in consumer studies, demand estimations, and agro-energy economics. His expertise also includes micro-econometrics and operation research modeling procedures with a focus on multicriteria approaches. Cembalo’s contribution in ALMaSS concerns the leading of the AgEcon group, the conceptual framework to implement farmers behavior in ALMaSS, and economic transition pathways modelling.
EcoStack Task 9.3 co-leader
Full Professor at UniNA
Scopus Author ID: 6505991179
Gianni Cicia has done extensive research about consumer and producer behavior in postmodern society, mostly with regard to sustainable production and consumption, healthy eating or other socially desirable behaviors. In particular, he has done research on organic food, functional food, healthy eating, public acceptance of innovation in traditional food products. His expertise also includes micro-econometrics with a focus on conjoint analyses and random utility models (RUM). His contribution in ALMaSS concerns Socio-economic factors and incentives affecting farmers decision making.
Borrello’s scientific interests focus on ecological economics, radical innovation implementation and management in the agro-food sector and sustainability with particular emphasis on circular economy and ecosystem services economics. Borrello’s contribution in ALMaSS concerns conceptualization of ecological economics models in ALMaSS related to the interactions between humans and ecological systems.
Paparella is an agro-economist. His fields of research are circular economy and agent-based simulation. Paparella’s contribution in ALMaSS concerns the inclusion of socio-economic factors in the simulations as well as modelling circular transition pathways in ALMaSS.