|CEIS Tor Vergata
Center of Sustainable Resource Development, University of California at Berkeley
Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Sichelgaita Institute for Economic and Social Studies
organize the 4th International Conference on the
"Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology"
The Conference will take place at:
Ravello (Italy) from August 24 to 28, 2000
and will focus on the following topics:
- Impact of agricultural biotechnology
- Public acceptance
- Intellectual property rights
- Regulation of biotechnology
- Biotechnology, trade and development
Robert Evenson, Yale University
Luigi Paganetto, Tor Vergata University
Vittorio Santaniello, Tor Vergata University
L. Pasquale Scandizzo, Tor Vergata University
David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley
Fax: ++39 06 72595721
Phone: ++39 06 72595843
The last day of the conference will be dedicated to a set of Forums with the participation
of scientists, business executives and rapresentatives of institutions.
Research Management Issues
- "Costing the Conservation of Genetic
Resources: CIMMYTs Ex
Situ Maize and Wheat Collection"
Philip G. Pardey, International Food Policy Research
Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC
Bonwoo Koo, Brian D. Wright, UC Berkeley,
M. Eric Van Dusen, UC Davis,
Bent Skovmand, Suketoshi Taba Centro Internacional de Mejoramento Maiz Trigo
of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: The
Joseph C. Cooper,
ERS- USDA Washington DC
David Zilberman, UC
Challenges for Harnessing Biotechnology for the Poor: Implications
for Public Sector Research"
Derek Byerlee, World Bank, Washington DC
marker-assisted selection cost-effective compared to conventional
plant breeding methods? The Case of Quality Protein Maize (QPM)"
Kate Dreher, Michael Morris, Mireille Khairallah, International
Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico.
Industrial Organization Issues
Biotechnology and the theory of Contestable Markets"
Morteza Haghiri, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- "The Impact
of Biotechnology on the Grains and Oilseeds Food Systems"
Eluned Jones, Virginia Tech,
Ariadna Bankowska, Agricultural and Applied Economist, Washington,
Structure in Biotechnology: Implications for Long-Run Comparative
Brian F. Lavoie Ian M. Sheldon, The
Ohio State University
Structure of the European Agro-food Biotechnology Industry: Are
Strategic Alliances Here to Stay?"
Professor W Bruce Traill, the University of Reading, UK
Intellectual Property Rights
Distribution of Benefits From Ownership Rights in Genetic
Resources: The case of Beans"
Douglas Pachico, Centro
Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, (CIAT), Colombia
in Intellectual Property Rights in Genetic Resources: Implications
for Agricultural Biotechnology"
L.J. Bees Butler, UC Davis
Spillovers from University Ag-biotech Patent Production"
Jeremy Foltz, Bradford Barham, Kwansoo Kim, University of
Effective Intellectual Property Rights and Reducing Barriers to
Entry in Canadian Agricultural Biotechnology Research"
Derek T. Stovin Peter W.B. Phillips, University of
Private Benefits and Social Risks"
Odin K. Knudsen World Bank, Washington DC,
Pasquale L. Scandizzo, Tor
Vergata University, Italy
strategies and agricultural biotechnology"
W.B. Phillips, Jill Gustafson, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
for Genes: Biotechnology, IPR and Spillovers in Crop Research"
Richard Gray, Stavroula Malla, University of
Generis Protection of Plant Varieties in Asian Agriculture: a
regional regime in the making?"
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos,
Legal and Economic Implications of the European Patent Offices
December 1999 Decision on the Patentability of Transgenic Plants"
John Harbison, Eric Wailes, University
of Terminator Technologies in Developing Countries. A Framework for
of Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading
Colin Thirtle, Imperial
College, University of London and Department
of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University
of Pretoria, RSA
Risk Assessment in Centers of Origin of Crop Genetic Resources:
Economic and Empirical Issues"
M. Eric Van Dusen, UC Davis
Series Analysis of Risk Frames in Media Communication of
Leonie Marks, Ludmila Zakharova, University of Missouri-Columbia,
Kevin Allison, Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology
Scientific Risk Communications of Agrobiotechnology"
Leonie A. Marks,
University of Missouri-Columbia,
Sian Mooney, Montana State University-Bozeman, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes,
University of Missouri-Columbia
and Cultural Factors in Public Discourse on the Risks and Benefits
of Agricultural Biotechnology"
Napoleon K. Juanillo Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
in public acceptance between generic and branded GMO-food products:
An analytical model"
Jacques Viaene, Xavier
Gellynck , Annelies Verdurme, University Ghent , Belgium
European Consumers Refusal of GM Food a Serious Obstacle or a
Andreas Böcker, ,
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen ,
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
- "A Way
Forward for Frankenstein Foods"
University of Western Australia
- "U.S. Social Movements Opposing Agricultural Biotechnology"
Ann Reisner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Modified Foods - Issues, Perceptions, and the Questions
Bernice Cross, Rachel McNamee, Dana ODay Senior,
Rebecca Samuels, Calah Tenney , Randy Alford, University of
Adoption and Farm Profitability
Biotechnology and Food security in Africa"
Vittorio Santaniello, Tor Vergata University, Italy
and Global Climate Change: High-Yielding Seed Varieties
in Brazilian Agriculture"
Christopher Timmins, Yale University
Importance of Feed Management Technologies in the Decision to Adopt
Bovine Somatotropin (bST): An Application to California Dairy
Irene Henriques, York University, Canada, UC
L.J. Bees Butler, UC Davis
Studies in Benefits and Risks of Agricultural Biotechnology: Bt Corn
and Roundup Ready Soybeans"
Janet Carpenter , Leonard Gianessi, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
farm management and local agricultural development"
Maria Teresa Gorgitano , Valeria Sodano, Università di Napoli Federico
Quality, Technology Depreciation and Bt Cotton Adoption in the
Michele C. Marra, Bryan J. Hubbel , Gerald A Carlson, North Carolina
- "The Impact
of Bovine Somatotropin on Farm Profits"
Loren W. Tauer, Cornell University, NY
and Diffusion of rBST in California"
Butler , UC Davis, Irene Henriques, York University, Canada, UC
Analysis of Benefits and Risks in Adopting GMO: the Case of
Soybeans and Corn in Ohio, the United States"
David A. Darr , Wen S. Chern, The Ohio State University Columbus
of GMO use: a survey of Iowa corn-soybean farmers acreage
Corinne Alexander, Rachael E. Goodhue
, UC Davis Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, USDA-ERS, Washington DC
effects of adopting genetically engineered crops in Finland"
Jyrki Nieme , Meri Virolainen, Agricultural Economics
of Bt Cotton in China"
Carl E. Pray, Danmeng Ma, , Rutgers University , New Jersey
Jikun Huang , Fangbin Qiao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural
and New Product Development A literature Review over the Consumer
Oriented New product Development with Gene technology in food and
Spetsidis N.M., Schifferstein R.,
van Trijp H., Schamel G., Wageningen University &
Research Centre, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Biotechnology Reach the Poor? The Adequacy of Seed and Information
Robert Tripp, Overseas Development
The provisional social program includes events in Naples and Sorrento, a
visit by boat to the bay of Amalfi (Positano and Capri) with a fish dinner on the beach, a
Gala Dinner and a midnight concert on the Villa Cimbrone's terrace.
||Until May 1st 2000
||After May 1st 2000
Fees will cover copies of the papers presented in the
conference, coffee breaks, roundtrip transportation between Naples and Ravello and the events of the social