Visiting Master Students from University of Cassino (Italy) / October - December 2015
Sara Notarianni and Gioia Perna will be working on their master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Menapace.
"I am writing a thesis in agricultural economics about unfair trade practices and their regulation. My aim is try to define a link between unfair trade practices and risk sharing along the agri-food supply chain.
For these reasons I would like to enhance the content of my thesis at TUM. I am sure working with Professor Menapace and her staff will allow me to investigate deeply the content of my work.
It will be a great experience that will increase my professional background."
Master Thesis working title: "The risk management in the agri-food supply chain"
I am attending the Master course of Global Economy and Business at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio in Italy and my research topic is production theory under uncertainty, with a focus on suplier-retail relationship along the agri-food supply chain. The objective of my research is how risk is affecting contractual arrangements and how retailers are shifting risk to suppliers.
Working with the Governance in International Agribusiness Group will be a great chance to improve my knowledge studying new research methods that will be very useful not only for my master thesis but also for my future career.
Visiting Scholar from University of Palermo, Italy / March - September 2014
Domenico Farruggia focuses on the analysis of Italy’s competitiveness in the international market for small fruits and wines. Key questions are whether the food production in the western Sicilian area can be diversified by cultivating small fruits, and what are potential strategies for cooperation between production companies in Sicily. In addition, he worked on the evaluation of the impact of the new Common Organization of the Wine Market (CMO) on the Italian wine industry. In particular, he studied the determinants that affect the export propensity of wineries. Furthermore, he analyzed the macro- economic determinants of the value of agricultural land in Italy and dealt with issues related to the Euro-Mediterranean policy with particular reference to the quantification of the Agri-Food Trade intensity among countries of the Mediterranean Basin.
Mr. Farruggia (1984) obtained a level 1 degree in Agricultural Science and Technology (University of Palermo, Italy) and an advanced degree in Agricultural Science and Technology with a focus on vegetable production systems. Since 2011, he is a PhD student in Agricultural Economics and Policy at the Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences (University of Palermo, Italy) and was a visiting researcher at TU München, WZW Freising-Weihenstephan, to complete his PhD-Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Menapace.