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 3 to Tuesday July 10, 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 10 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

fax +39 051 2096105


Prof. Günter Schamel
Prof. Katia Laura Sidali


Faculty of Economics and Management
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Università 1
39100 Bolzano, Italy  


Managing Secretariat
Dr. Anna Anesi
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Administration Secretariat

Dott. Alessandro Vriz

Fondazione Alma Mater

Via delle Belle Arti, 42 - 40126 Bologna


tel. +39 051 2091409

fax: +39 051 2091356

How to reach the School venue

The summer school will take place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, sited in piazza Università 5, Bolzano, Italy.

The university

campus is right in the centre of town, 500 metres from the Bolzano-Bozen’s train station.

How to reach Bolzano-Bozen

Bolzano-Bozen can be reached in several ways.

An overview is available here.


By airplane

- Airport Verona (VRN), 1 hour 15 minutes drive from the Faculty

- Airport Innsbruck (INN), Austria, 1 hour 30 minutes drive from the Faculty

- The airports of Milano Malpensa (MPX), Venice (VCE), Bergamo (BGY) and Treviso (TSF) are also

viable choices.

- Airport shuttle are available from the main airports.


More information: get-there/travel- by-plane- to-south- tyrol

By train

The town is served by Italian, Austrian and German train companies:

- Trenitalia (Italy)

ÖBB – Österreichische Bundesbahn (Austria)


DB – Deusche Bahn (Germany)

By car

- Brennero Motorway A22, exit “Bolzano/Bozen Nord” or “Bolzano/Bozen Sud” (check traffic conditions on INFOTRAFIC)


The most convenient car park is in Piazza Verdi/Verdiplatz: “Parcheggio BZ-Centro – Parkplatz BZ-Mitte”: from the motorway exit, follow first the signs to the city centre, and then follow the

explicit signs to the car park.

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