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13th ICABR CONFENCE
on
THE EMERGING BIO-ECONOMY
Ravello, Italy, June 17-20, 2009

Thursday, 18 June 2009


The Emerging Bioeconomy: ICABR 2009
Carl E. Pray


How to Understand High Food Prices
Cristopher L. Gilbert


Biofuels in Energy Transition Scenarios: Can Current Incentives Schemes Trigger Industrial Success?
Elien Vulsteke


Gasoline Prices, OPEC and Biofuel
David Zilberman


Opportunities From and Threats to Innovation
Pasquale L. Scandizzo, Marco Ventura


The Adoption of GM Crops in USA: a Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Pasquale L. Scandizzo, Sara Savastano


On the Effects of Technological Innovation as a Response to Cotton Policy Change: the Case of BT Cotton in Spain
Michele Ceddia, E. Rodriguez-Cerezo, M. Gòmez-Barbero.


Profitability and Risk Assessment of Energy Neutral Dairy Chain in the Netherlands
Solomie A. Gebrezghaber


Future Shocks: The Economics of Ethanol and the Future of Next Generations Biofuels
Holly Crawford


Biorefineries and Biobased Products from the Consumers' Point of View
Stefan Kurka


Risk Attitudes, Endogeneity and the Labelling of GM Content in Food Products
Sara Scatasta


Sustainable Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology. Different Stakeholder Attitudes in New Zealand and Switzerland
Philipp Aerni


ENEA and the Emerging Bioeconomy
Luigi Paganetto


Global Governance Quandaries Regarding Transformative Technologies
Peter Phillips



Policies to Support Biofuels: A Re-Appraisal of the European Experience
Augusto Ninni

A Review of the World's Commercial Pipeline of GM Crops and Implications for Asynchronous Approval and Trade
Alexander J. Stein


Taking Stock of the Word Markets in Transgenic Seeds
Sylvie Bonny


Constraints and Incentives for Agricultural Biotechnology in Brazil
Andrea Leda


Communication About Agricultural Technology: Effective, But Only When the Ends Can Justify the Means
Joachim Sholderer


Friday, 19 June 2009


GMO-Projects for Public Goods are Faced with Prohibitive Conditions
Ingo Potrykus


Biological Containment Strategies for Transgenic Plants-Introduction of the Transcontainer Projects
Ruud De Maagd


EFSA's Role in Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organism
Elisabeth Waigmann


Potential Economic Benefits of Biological Containment: Tomato, Eggplant, Grass
Rolf Groeneveld


Small Resource Poor Countries Taking Advantage of the New Bio-Economy and Biotech Innovations: The Case of Insect Resistant/Herbicide Tolerant (Bt/RR) Maize in Honduras
Jose Falck-Zepeda


The Effective use of Molecular Markers in Client-Oriented Rice Breeding in Asia
Katherine Steele


Bioenergy Production in Namibia: Opportunities and Threats for Food
MIchael Bruntrup


Stakeholders' Views on Biological Containment. Observation Through a Lens
Barend Hazeleger


Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Algae Energy Production in the EU
Vujadin Kovacevic


Economics of Microalgae Oil
James Richardson


Potential Damage Costs of Diabrotica Virgifera Virgifera Infestation in Europe-The "No Control" Scenario
Justus Wesseler


Socio-Economic Assessment of the Invasive Species Diabrotica Virgifera in Hungary
Koen Dillen


Identifying and Resolving FTO Issues for Bio-Oil Program
Stuart Smyth


An Analysis of Bundle Pricing: The Case of the Corn Seed Market
Guanming Shi


The Impact of the Plant Breeders' Right Act on Productivity: Evidence from Canada for Wheat and Potato
Anwar Naseem


On Butterflies and Frankenstein: A Dynamic Theory of Biotechnology Regulation

Jo Swinnen


Transgenic Crop Policy in Ireland: The Bio-Economy Meets the Reality of Biopolitics
Shane Morris


EU Policy on GMOs and Feed. A Quick Scan of the Economic Consequences

Derek Eaton


A Framework for Agricultural IP Issues
Richard Gray


IPRs, Innovation & Competition
Derek Eaton


Public Private Partnership as Response to IPR Challenges in Global Agri-Food System: The Case of Pulse Research
Peter Phillips


Saturday, 20 June 2009


Uganda Cotton Industry: Can GM Seed Improve Farmers' Welfare?
Jose Falck-Zepeda


Biosafety Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from USAID's Global Partnership
Saharah Moon Chapotin


Consumer's Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology in United Arab Emirates
Safdar Muhammad


Flash (Co-)Pyrolysis as a Sustainable Technique for Bio-Oil Production
Tom Kuppens


Biofuels Public Incentives: Are They Neutral for Technological Paths and Export Performances in the Energy Sector?
Valeria Costantini, Francesco Crespi


Is There Always Room for More? Knowledge Use in Understanding the Role of Multiple Players in the Biotechnology Policy Arena in the Context of Africa
Ann Kingiri


A Latent Class Approach to Investigating Developing Country Consumers' Demand for Genetically Modified Staple Food Crops: The Case of GM Bananas in Uganda
Enoch Kikulve


Scenarios for the Uptake of Genetically Engineered Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa
Robert Paarlberg

An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cloning on Dairy Herd Composition
Leslie J. Butler


A Distance Function Analysis of University. Agricultural Biotechnology Programs
Yin Xia


GM Soybeans in Bolivia
Jose Falck Zepeda


Quantifying Type I and Type II Errors in Decision Making Under Uncertainty: The Case of GM Crops
Justus Wesseler


Economic Impacts of Climate Change and Crop Improvements on Cash Crop Farms in Two Regions of Quebec
Paul Thomassin


The Benefits of Herbicide Tolerant Canola: An Economic, Environmental and Chemical Toxicity Assesment
Stuart Smyth


Governing Bio-Fuel Plantations on Wastelands: Implications for Sustainability in India
Raghu Chaliganti