The International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)

in cooperation with

CEIS Tor Vergata University Rome
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

Steering Committee:

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

Conference Secretariat:
Benedetta Braccini

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.

International Research Management Issues


International Trade Issues




Industrial Organization Issues



Intellectual Property Rights


Regulatory Issues



Environmental Risks




Consumer Acceptance



Adoption and Farm Profitability





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.

Participation Fee 


Until May 1st 2000 After May 1st 2000
Participants Fee 350US $ 400US $
Accompanying person 200US $ 250US $


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 program.



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