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. Nayga, Jayson L. LuskAndreas Drichoutis, and Maurizio Canavari


Lectures are given from Tuesday July 2 to Tuesday July 9, 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.


A certificate will be awarded to all participants. A final exam is scheduled on Tuesday July 9 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 endorsed by the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (SIEA).


Prof. Maurizio Canavari


Department of Agri-Food Sciences and Technologies
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy


Viale Giuseppe Fanin, 50

40127 Bologna - Italy


tel. +39 051 2096108



Prof. Lucie Sirieix


Unité Mixte de Recherche "Marchés, organisations, institutions et stratégies d'acteurs" (UMR Moisa)


TA C-99/15

73 rue Jean-François Breton


34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France



Administration Secretariat

Dott. Sofia Monari


Fondazione Alma Mater

Via delle Belle Arti, 42 - 40126 Bologna


tel. +39 051 2098036

fax: +39 051 2091356

How to reach the School venue

The summer school will take place at the Campus la Gaillarde INRA / Montpellier SupAgro

 2, place Pierre Viala

 34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, France

The University

campus is close to the centre of town, 1500 metres from the Arc de Triomphe (Port du Peyrou) and 3 km from the Central Station.

How to reach Montpellier

Montpellier can be reached in several ways.

An overview is available here.


By airplane

- Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée


From Montpellier Méditerrannée airport, take the shuttle (navette) to downtown Montpellier. Take the tramway line 1 (blue) direction Mosson and stop at the train station. From there, take bus n° 6 near the square, on the left, direction Euromédecine / Stop at Pierre Viala.


 Buses are running from 6am to 9pm.


More information:

By train

The town is served by high speed trains both at the Montpellier St. Roch Central Station and at the Montpellier Sud de France railway station (far from the center).

By car

Montpellier can be reached through the A9 and A75 motorways.

Travel to Montpellier