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Alessandro Olper

Alessandro Olper is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Chair of the Master in Environmental and Food Economics of the University of Milan. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Food Economics from the University of Padova.

He has been Chair of the Local Organization Committee of the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economist, which took place in Milan in August 2015. His research interests focus on two main topics: international trade; political economy of agricultural and trade policy. He published more than 60 papers in peer review international journals, books and book chapters. He has been consultant for different national and international institutions like FAO, World Bank and the European Commission. He participated in different national and international research projects, and he has been PI of two FP7 projects (Factor Markets and COMPETE), one Horizon project (Strength2Food) and one European Commission Tender. He has supervised 9 PhD students and more than 60 MSc and BSc students. Bibliometric indicators: Google scholar: h-index 18, citations 948; Research gate: h-index: 12, Citation 434; Scopus: h-index 10, citations 258.

Recent Publications

  • Curzi, D., A. Olper and V. Raimondi, “Imported intermediate inputs and firms’ productivity growth: Evidence from the food industry”, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(1): 280–300, 2017.
  • Curzi, D., A. Olper, H. Pieters and J. Swinnen, “Does democracy improve health? Evidence from child mortality”, Lancet Global Health, 4(9): e627-e632, 2016.
  • Bartoli, A., D. Cavicchioli, D. Kremmydas, A. Olper and S. Rozakis, “The impact of different energy policy options on feedstock price and land demand for maize silage: The case of biogas in Lombardy”, Energy Policy 96: 351–363, 2016.
  • Curzi, D., A. Olper and V. Raimondi, “Quality upgrading, competition and trade policy: Evidence from the agri-food sector”, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 42(2): 239-267, 2015.
  • Cavicchioli, D., V. Mauro, A. Olper and V. Raimondi, “Do CAP payments reduce farm labor migration: A panel data analysis across EU regions”, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41(5): 843–873, 2014.



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