Alma Mater Studiorum
The University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum, (UNIBO) was founded in 1088. It accounts for 100.000 students, 23 faculties, 69 departments, 3.000 academics and 3.000 administrative staff.
The main research areas of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering (DEIAGRA) are agricultural economics, rural appraisal and engineering. The research unit involved in the Project deals with agriculture and environmental resource economics, policy evaluation, economic evaluation of projects and investments, evaluation of the impact of research activities, evaluation of technical development in agriculture, farm planning models and decision support models. Tools involve principal-agent models, mathematical programming, and monetary evaluation techniques.
The Department of Statistics hosts advanced research activities in a number of fields including: statistical methodology; econometrics; applied economics; applied statistics; demographics; agri-food economics and statistics; education and social statistics; environmental and bio-medical statistics; marketing research; measurement and evaluation. The Departmental staff provide a wide range of high level expertise which will benefit the Project. The application areas include: biometrics, demographics, economics, econometrics, environment, finance, marketing, medicine, policy evaluation and quality control.
Description of the principal personnel
involved with their relevant experience
Prof. Davide Viaggi is a professor in Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal. He holds a first degree in Agricultural Sciences, a European Master's degree in Agricultural economics with a specialisation in Environmental and Resource Economics, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy. His main research interests include: agricultural policy evaluation, economics of water use in agriculture, economics of agri-environmental schemes, environmental evaluation, farm management. He is Coordinator of the FP7 project CAP-IRE.
Dr. Meri Raggi is a researcher in Statistics at the University of Bologna. She holds a first degree in Economic Statistics and a PhD in Statistical Methodology for scientific research. Her expertise includes: sample theory, database and statistical analysis, primary data collection, and modelling methodologies.
Dr. Giuliano Galimberti has been a researcher in Statistics at the University of Bologna since 2002. He holds a first degree in Statistical, Demographic and Social Sciences and a PhD in Statistical Methodology for scientific research. His expertise includes: nonparametric regression techniques, model based cluster analysis, and methods for analyzing data. His teaching activities cover descriptive statistics, statistical inference, regression and classification methods, computational statistics, data mining methods.
Dr. Stefano Targetti is a fellow researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering - DEIAGRA. He holds a first degree in Forestry and a PhD in Sustainable Pastoral and Forage Systems for the Territory and the Quality of Products from the University of Florence. His interests include ecology and management of semi-natural grasslands, GIS, biodiversity indicators.
Dr. Rosa Manrique is a fellow researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering - DEIAGRA. She holds a first degree in Biology and obtained the PhD in Environmental Science: Protection and Management of Natural Resources at the University of Bologna. Her background includes Ecology of Arid Lands and Geomatics. Her interests also include the effect of climate oscillations on terrestrial ecosystems.