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Summer School - Experimental Auctions: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis, 2-9 July 2019, France

Publish Date: Feb 14, 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 02, 2019 12:00 to Jul 09, 2019 12:00

Experimental Auctions: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis

Montpellier, France

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. Lusk, Andreas 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 onTuesday July 9 for those who need the certificate of attendance to be associated to a grade in order to ask for credits recognition.

Target Audience

The course is open to consultants, graduate students, PhD students, academics, and other practitioners, with a master’s degree in agriculture, economics, statistics, or equivalent degrees. Students with a bachelor degree who are preparing their master’s degree dissertation may also be exceptionally considered, depending on supervisor's recommendation. 


In order to maintain the highest standards, the enrollment is limited to a maximum of 40 students.

Applications will be accepted in order of submission until the course limit has been reached.

Should the limit be reached, the following submissions will be put in a waitlist. We reserve the right to select from the waitilist the applicants who will receive the most benefits from the course, based on their qualifications and experience.

The applications will be evaluated on the basis of curriculum vitae and motivations indicated in the letter of application. A presentation letter by an academic supervisor (teacher or researcher) endorsing the candidate will also be considered and can be sent by e-mail to the Director of the Summer School.


The workload for the course is 42 hours of classwork (teaching). The University of Bologna does not award credits for this Summer School.

The course workload would correspond to a variable number of credits depending on the participant's University's policy and credits system.

It is the responsibility of each student to verify with her/his own doctoral/master program whether this activity can be converted into credits and on what extent, and to request the recognition of credits at her/his Institution.

Master's students and PhD students participating to the course who need to be graded to receive credits can attend the final exam.


Registration is made through and online form that allow us to collect information about yourself, your motivations and your current status.

In the form you can indicate whether you apply for a reduced fee.

Fees and payment

Full (application before May 15, 2019) € 2,250.00

Reduced (application before May 15, 2019)* € 1,500.00

Late (application after May 15, 2019) ** € 2,500.00

SIEA members (application before May 15, 2019) *** € 1,950.00

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