The International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)

 

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The International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)

and
the Center for International Studies on Economic Growth (CEIS)
of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
organize an international Conference on

"The Shape of the Coming Agricultural Biotechnology Transformation: Strategic Investment and Policy Approaches from an Economic Perspective"

Rome, 17-18 June 1999 Faculty of Economics - Building B

Ravello, 19 June 1999 Villa Rufolo

 

Thursday, June 17

8.30 Registration

9.00 Welcome Address
Alessandro FINAZZI AGRO’
Rector of Tor Vergata University

Enrico GARACI
President of the Tor Vergata National Research Council Area

Introductory Remarks
Luigi PAGANETTO
Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

9.30 Opening Lecture

  • The Future Frontier on Agricultural Biotechnology Research
    Francesco SALAMINI
    Max Planck Institute, Köln, University of Milan

10.00 SESSION A: Intellectual Property Policy
Chairman: Alain DE JANVRY, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants: Naomi KISLEV, Hebrew University, Pasquale Lucio SCANDIZZO, Tor Vergata University

  • The Nature of Biotechnology Patents
    Daniel JOHNSON
    Wellesley College, Wellesley
    Vittorio SANTANIELLO
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
  • General discussion

12.00 Lunch

13.30 SESSION A: Regulatory Policy
Chairman: Julie CASWELL, University of Massachussets
Discussants: Alain WEIL, CIRAD, Ian LONGSON, Agriculture Western Australia

  • General discussion

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 SESSION A: Consumer Acceptance
Chairman: Michele MARRA, NC State University
Discussants: Bruce TRAILL, University of Reading, Julie CASWELL, University of Massachussets

  • General discussion
10.00 SESSION B: Industry Structure
Chairman: Robert EVENSON, Yale University
Discussants: Macy MERRIMAN, Pioneer Overseas Corporation, Douglas GOLLIN, Williams College
  • Agricultural Biotechnology's Complementary Intellectual Asset
    Gregory GRAFF, Gordon RAUSSER University of California at Berkeley
    Arthur SMALL Columbia University.
  • General discussion

12.00 Lunch

13.30 SESSION B: Industry Structure (2)
Chairman: Brian WRIGHT, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants: Ian DYER, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marco ZANIRATO, Pioneer Hi-Bred Italia

  • Lessons from rbST (Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin) for Applying Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture
    Lovell S. JARVIS
    University of California, Davis
  • General discussion

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 SESSION B: Economic Evaluation (1)
Chairman: Bob LINDNER,University of Western Australia
Discussants: Jean-Luc KHALFAOUI, CIRAD

  • The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Biotechnology Projects
    Odin KNUDSEN
    The World Bank
    Pasquale Lucio SCANDIZZO
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
  • General discussion

 

Friday, June 18

9.00 SESSION A: Design Issues - - Environmental Issues
Chairman: Derek BYERLEE, The World Bank
Discussants: Philipp AERNI, Swiss Federal Institute of technology, Jan HUSBY, Directorate for Nature Management (Norway)

  • General discussion

10.30 Coffee break

10.45 SESSION A: Design Issues - - Environmental Issues
Chairman:Greg TRAXLER,Auburn University
Discussants: Philipp AERNI, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Jan HUSBY, Directorate for Nature Management (Norway)

  • General discussion

12.15 Lunch

13.30 SESSION A: Design Issues - - Developing Countries
Chairman: Vittorio SANTANIELLO, University of Tor Vergata
Discussants: Lovell JARVIS, University of California, Davis, Carl PRAY, Rutgers University

  • General discussion

15.30 SESSION A: Design Issues - - Developing Countries (3)
Chairman: Gesa HORSTKOTTE-WESSELER, The WorldBank
Discussants: Lovell JARVIS, University of California, Davis, Bob LINDNER, University of Western Australia

  • Smallholders' Access to Biotechnology: The Case of Rhizobium Inocula in Kenya
    Hannington ODAME
    Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
  • General discussion

9.00 SESSION B: Economic Evaluation (2)
Chairman: William LESSER, Cornell University
Discussants: Yoav KISLEV, Hebrew University, Derek BYERLEE, the World Bank

  • Trading Technology as well as Final Products: Roundup Ready Soyabeans and Welfare Effects in the Soyabean Complex
    Giancarlo MOSCHINI, Harvey LAPAN, Andrei SOBOLEVSKY
    Iowa State University, Ames
  • General discussion

10.30 Coffee break

10.45 SESSION B: Design Issues - - Public-Private Collaboration
Chairman:David ZILBERMAN, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants: Carl PRAY, Rutgers University, Alain DE JANVRY, University of California, Berkeley

  • General discussion

12.15    Lunch

13.30 SESSION B: Economic Evaluation Program (2)
Chairman: Dave WEATHERSPOON,Michigan State University
Discussants: Robbin SHOEMAKER, Economic Research Service USDA, Elisabeth SADOULET, University of California, Berkeley

  • General discussion

15.30 SESSION B: Economic Evaluation (3)
Chairman: Carl PRAY, Rutgers University
Discussants: Colin THIRTLE, University of Reading, Giancarlo MOSCHINI, Iowa State University

  • Implications of Biotechnology Technique Transfer to Developing Countries
    Robert EVENSON
    Yale University, New Haven

Mercedita AGCAOILI SOMBILLA
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos

  • General discussion

16.30 Concluding Remarks
William LESSER
Cornell University, Ithaca
David ZILBERMAN
University of California, Berkeley

17.00 Presentation of the Ravello’s Summer School on the Economics of Biotechnology
Robert EVENSON
Yale University, New Haven,

Vittorio SANTANIELLO
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

 

Ravello, Saturday 19 June 1999
Villa Rufolo

Welcome Address
Pasquale Lucio SCANDIZZO
President of Sichelgaita

Introductory Remarks
Vittorio SANTANIELLO
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

15.00 Round Table - Discussion of Policy Issues

Biotechnology Advances – State of the Art
Carl PRAY, Rutgers University
Lovell JARVIS, University of California, Davis
Michele MARRA, NC State University

Legal System - Contracting – Enforcement
William LESSER, Cornell University
Donald EVENSON, Evenson, Mc Keown, Edwards & Lenahan, P.L.L.C., Washington D.C.
David ZILBERMAN, University of California, Davis

Public research Issues (IARCs – NARS)
Nazimi ACIKGOZ, Ege Universitesi Ziraat Fakultesi, Turkey
Michael BOLAND, Kansas State University
Nikolaus GOTSCH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Bob LINDNER, The University of Western Australia
Hannington ODAME, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Greg TRAXLER, Auburn University
Dave WEATHERSPOON, Michigan State University
Brian WRIGHT, University of California, Berkeley

Industry Issues
Anthony ARTUSO, Rutgers University
Margaret BRENNAN, Rutgers University
Ann COURTMANCHE, Rutgers University
Peter PHILLIPS, University of Saskatchewan
Leo SIMON, University of California, Berkeley
Arthur SMALL, Columbia University

Agricultural Product Issues
Duwayne EVENSON
Frank SCRIMGEOUR, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Robbin SHOEMAKER, USDA
Odette VAUGHAN, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Lydia ZEPEDA, University of Wisconsin