Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge


„New dimensions of market power and bargaining in the agri-food sector:
Organisations, policies and models.”


Market power, defined as the ability of a firm (or group of firms) to set and maintain price above (or below, for inputs) the level that would prevail under competition, has been a key concept in supply chain analysis and market organization studies for decades.
Yet, recent studies questioned the ability of the market power framework to predict economic behaviour in the agri-food system, and new theories and extended models are being developed to explain empirical evidence. The seminar considers this new literature and explores the implications of the emerging characteristics of the agri-food supply chains for scholars, policy makers and the industry.

The goal of the seminar is to present new ideas and contributions on the topic of market and bargaining power and its implication for the food supply chain. The seminar will bring together agricultural and applied economists, policy makers and industry representatives to discuss the theoretical, empirical and regulatory implications of the new dimensions in power and bargaining. Multidisciplinary contributions with special emphasis on law and regulation are also welcome.


Keynote speakers

Richard J. Sexton
University of California – Davis

Claude Menard
Université de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Bruno Buffaria
European Commission – DG AGRI

Prof. Menapace's Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Menapace’s (b. 1976) research focuses on the structure, functioning, and role of markets and organizations in agribusiness. Her research addresses issues related to product differentiation, product quality, and information with emphasis on the institutional aspects of consumer and competition policy, sustainability, intellectual property, and their implications for agribusiness governance. Her research incorporates insights from experimental and behavioral economics to explain consumers’ food purchase decisions and choices under risk and uncertainty.

Professor Menapace holds a Laurea degree in Agricultural Sciences (University of Padua, Italy), a Master degree in Agribusiness (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Italy), and a PhD in Economics (Iowa State University, USA). After completing her PhD, she worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Trento, Italy (2010-2012), and as an assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Germany (2012-2013). In August 2013, she was appointed as Tenure-Track BayWa endowed professorship ''Governance in International Agribusiness'' at TUM.