Scholarship in Memory of Giovannni Anania2021-02-08T10:49:22+01:00

Project Description

Giovanni Anania
Giovanni Anania
Catanzaro, 9 Dicembre 1957 – Cosenza 15 Luglio 2015

On July 15th 2015 our friend and colleague professor Giovanni Anania suddenly passed away.

Giovanni Anania was Full Professor at the University of Calabria (Italy), President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAEE) and one of the founders of the Associazione Italiana di Economia Agraria e Applicata (AIEAA)

His scientific commitment was directly inspired to the scientific, political and cultural heritage of Manlio Rossi-Doria since he earned a post-graduate diploma from the Portici Center. He was then one of the most active promoters and one of the founders of the Associazione per studi e ricerche Manlio Rossi-Doria. He was member of the Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for Economic and Social Research from the beginning of our activities.

We are committed to remember Giovanni’s scientific achievements and we are presently working on different activities and events to  honor Giovanni:

  • Giovanni Anania Summer School for PhD candidates and young researchers, a constant focus in Giovanni’s mentoring action.
  • Giovanni Anania Scholarship

The scholarship consists in a contribution to help cover the expenses of a tuition-free stay at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California at Davis (United States), giving  the scholarship recipient the right to attend educational activities and seminars offered by the Department.

EDOARDO BALDONI WINNER OF 2018 EDITION WITH THE RESEARCH PROJECT

The size-productivity relationship in the European agriculture.
Leveraging farm-level data to account for farms technological heterogeneity.

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2018 EDITION – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CALL (English)
BANDO (Italiano)

The following institutions:

  • AIEAA – Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics,
  • Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for Economic and Social Research (Roma Tre University),
  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (University of California at Davis),
  • Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” (University of Calabria)

Hereby establish a Scholarship in memory of Giovanni Anania.

The Scholarship is aimed at a Ph.D. student or young scholar having obtained the PhD degree within the last three academic years. The Call  is open to applicants up to 35 years of age, with an Italian or foreign qualification, who carry out their research activities at an Italian University on research themes related to  the field of agro-food economy.

The scholarship amounts to €5,000€ to help cover the expenses of a tuition-free stay at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California at Davis (United States), giving  the scholarship recipient the right to attend educational activities and seminars offered by the Department. Minimum expected stay at UC Davis is 4 months, preferably in Fall term 2018/2019 and, in any case, not later than Spring 2019.

Study and research activities will be supervised by a member of the faculty at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California at Davis within the following range of subject areas:

1) Agricultural Economics

2) Environmental and Resource Economics

3) Development Economics

4) Applied International Commodity Trade

5) Agricultural Policy

The selection shall be made by a committee of three members designated by the Italian institutions that have sponsored the scholarship, and in consultation with the UC Davis Department.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of a research project clearly specifying objectives and methodologies. The project is to be written in English and to have a maximum length of 15,000 characters. In case of research projects of equal merit, applicants resident in Calabria will prevail.

Deadline for 2018 Applications is April 30th, 2018. Applications must be mailed to centro.rossidoria@uniroma3.it accompanied by:

  • research project;
  • CV
  • copy of an identity document;
  • certificate of enrolment in a Ph.D. Degree or certificate of Ph.D. Degree;
  • letter of recommendation of the Ph.D. supervisor and/or of a professor belonging to an Italian University.

Results will be communicated by May 30th, 2018.

The winner shall commit to carrying out the program described in the Call – whose details will be agreed with the participating institutions – under penalty of revocation of the award and related benefits. At the end of the period, the beneficiary will write a summary (in English) of the activities done. Publications resulting from research activities carried on, entirely or partially, at University of California should acknowledge the grant received.

For short biography of Giovanni Anania, please consult links:

http://www.aieaa.org/sites/default/files/15_9_2015%20In%20memoria%20di%20Giovanni%20Anania.pdf

http://www.unical.it/portale/strutture/dipartimenti_240/disesf/summer_school_2018/

AWARD IN MEMORY OF GIOVANNI ANANIA 2017
(Catanzaro, December 9, 1956 – Cosenza, July 15, 2015)

CALL (English)
BANDO (Italiano)

The following institutions:
• AIEAA – Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics
• Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for Economic and Social Research (Roma Tre University)
• Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (University of California at Davis)
• Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” (University of Calabria)
hereby establish a scholarship in memory of Giovanni Anania.

The scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the first or second year of an Italian doctoral program (the 2017 edition is for students enrolled in the 31th and 32nd doctoral cycles) with a research project in one of the following fields:
• international trade,
• international negotiations and agreements on market liberalization,
• sectoral and trade policies in the agri-food sector.

The scholarship is in the amount of €5,000.00 and shall serve to help cover the expenses of a stay of a minimum of four months, tuition-free, at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California at Davis (United States), with the right to attend educational activities and seminars organized by the Department. The time spent at UC Davis is a minimum of 4 months, preferably in the Fall term 2017-2018 and, in any case, not after Spring 2018. Thanks to the International Agricultural Trade Consortium (IATRC), the winner can also attend the IATRC’s Annual December Meeting free of charge.
The selection shall be made by a committee of 3 members designated by the institutions that have sponsored the scholarship.
The applications will be evaluated on the basis of a research project whose academic objectives and methodologies must be clearly specified. The description of the project, written in English, must not be longer than 15,000 characters. In case of research projects receiving equal evaluations, preference shall go to candidates born in the region of Calabria.

The deadline for the 2017 Call for Applications is April 30th. By this date, applications must have been transmitted to centro.rossidoria@uniroma3.it accompanied by:
• research project description
• copy of an identity document
• certificate of registration at the doctoral cycle
• letter of recommendation from the doctoral program supervisor or coordinator.

The results of the evaluation procedure will be communicated to candidates by May 15th 2017.
The winner shall commit to carrying out the program described in the Call – whose details will be agreed with the participating institutions – under penalty of revocation of the award and of the
related benefits. At the end of the period, the beneficiary will write a summary (in English) of the activities done. Publications resulting from research activities carried on, entirely or partially, at
University of California should acknowledge the grant received.

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ILARIA SALVATI WINNER OF 2016 EDITION

with the project Market Power and Imperfect Pass-Through in the Agricultural Sector.

Abstract. The last work by Iapadre and Pace (2016), aiming at investigating the price effects of trade policies and the impact that the degree of competition in the distribution service market has on them, results in a model confirming the pro-competitive effect of trade liberalization, but also the weakening effect intermediaries’ market power can exercise on it. In fact, in the case of a tariff reduction, the pass-through on prices is affected by the presence of market access barriers in the distribution services.
Intermediaries play a huge role in today’s value chains. Their importance appears even more clearly when taking into account that production processes are increasingly fragmented internationally, and that the tasks characterized by a higher level of value added are those located upstream or downstream the so-called “global value chains” (Baldwin, 2011). Distribution channels are particularly relevant in sectors like agriculture, characterized by a high degree of vertical coordination, where producers and consumers are usually located far from each other, given the nature itself of the production processes.
Several contributions, both theoretical and empirical, underline the relevance of intermediaries in explaining the spread between production and consumer prices in agricultural economics. New interest in the matter rose again at the end of the last decade, when agricultural and food prices experienced a certain degree of variability. In particular, the European Commission (2009) observed that, when agricultural commodity prices grew in 2007/2008, their increase was passed on to consumers but, following their decline in 2008/2009, the transmission of prices reduction to consumers was less then complete. These discrepancies between producer and consumer price patterns reflect “structural weaknesses in the system, such as the number of intermediaries operating along the chain and the competitive structure”, and “pervasive inequalities in bargaining power between contracting parties”.
However, there is no general consensus about the link between market power and the degree of price transmission (Swinnen and Vandeplas, 2014). Given the relevant implications in terms of policies and welfare, the matter is worth of being further investigated.
This research project, in particular, aims at analyzing if and how price reductions in the agricultural sector, determined by a cut in tariffs, are passed on to final consumers, taking into account the degree of competition among intermediaries.

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2016 EDITION – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CALL (English)
BANDO (Italian)

The following institutions:
AIEAA – Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics
• CRD – Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for Economic and Social Research (Roma Tre University)
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (University of California at Davis)
Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance (University of Calabria)
hereby establish a scholarship in memory of Giovanni Anania.

The scholarship shall be awarded to a student enrolled in the first or second year of an Italian doctoral program (the 2016 edition is for students enrolled in the 30th and 31st doctoral cycles) with a research project in one of the following fields:

• international trade,
• negotiations and agreements on market liberalization,
• sectoral and trade policies in the agri-food sector.

The scholarship is in the amount of €5,000.00 and shall serve to help cover the expenses of a stay of a minimum of four months, tuition-free, at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of California at Davis (United States), with the right to attend educational activities and seminars organized by the Department. Thanks to the International Agricultural Trade Consortium (IATRC) the winner can also attend the IATRC’s Annual Meeting free of charge.

The deadline for the 2016 Call for Applications is June 30th. By this date, applications must have been transmitted to centro.rossidoria@uniroma3.it

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