MA (Agricultural Sciences), PhD (Agricultural Economics)

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Mauro joined the CCRI in 2015. He was previously a researcher at the European Commission and at the University of Milan.

Mauro is an applied economist using empirical and quantitative methods, with experience in survey design and primary data collection. He has worked on the political economy of food standards, the economics of agricultural biotechnologies and agricultural labour. His current research interests are agricultural policies, farm productivity and technology adoption. More specifically, Mauro’s main areas of interest concern the impact of sustainable innovation and risk management practices on farm productivity, how the adoption of agricultural technologies affects farms’ sustainability and household food security and the role of mass media in influencing policy outcomes.

Mauro is currently working on the EU SUFISA project, as well as supporting other projects in the CCRI.

Recent Publications

Vigani, M. (2017). The role of mass media and lobbies in the formulation of GMO regulations. In: Ademola A. Adenle, A.A, Morris, E.J. and Murphy, D.J. (eds), Genetically Modified Organisms in Developing Countries: Risk Analysis and Governance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: pp. 200-214.

Olper, A., Raimondi, V., Cavicchioli, D. and Vigani, M. (2013). Agricultural labour and farm subsidies: new evidence from the EU. In: Swinnen, J. and Knops, L. (eds), Land, Labour and Capital Markets in European Agriculture: Diversity under a Common Policy. Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels: pp. 171-185.

Magrini, E. and Vigani, M. (2016).  Technology adoption and the multiple dimensions of food security: the case of maize in Tanzania. Food Security, 8:707–726.

Parisi, C., Vigani, M. and Rodríguez-Cerezo, E. (2015). Agricultural Nanotechnologies: What are the current possibilities? Nano Today, 10(2): 124-127

Vigani, M., Parisi, C., Rodriguez Cerezo, E., Barbosa, M., Sijtsma, L., Ploeg, M. and Enzing C. (2015). Food and feed products from micro-algae: Market opportunities and challenges for the EU. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 42(1): 81-92

Vigani, M. and Olper, A. (2015). Patterns and determinants of GMO regulations: An overview of recent evidence. AgBioForum, 18(1): Article 6.

Olper, A., Raimondi, V., Cavicchioli, D. and Vigani, M. (2014). Do CAP payments reduce farm labour migration? A panel data analysis across EU regions. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41(5): 843-873.

Vigani, M. and Olper, A. (2014). GM-free private standards, public regulation of GM products and mass media. Environment and Development Economics, 19(6): 743 – 768.

Vigani, M., and Olper, A. (2013). GMO standards, endogenous policy and the market for information. Food Policy, 43: 32-43.

Vigani, M, Raimondi, V. and Olper, A. (2012). International trade and endogenous standards: the case of GMO regulations. World Trade Review, 11(3): 415-437.

Vigani, M. and Olper, A. (2011). Quali fattori inducono i paesi a scegliere normative OGM restrittive? Agriregionieuropa, Anno 7 Numero 26, Settembre 2011.

Frisio, D.G., Ferrazzi, G., Ventura, V. & Vigani, M. (2010). Public vs Private Agbiotech Research in the United States and European Union, 2002 – 2009. AgBioForum, 13(4): 333-342.

Dwyer, J., Kubinakova, K., Lewis, N., Powell, J., Vigani, M., Fährmann, B., Gocht, A., Grajewski, R., Coto Sauras, M., Nieto Cachinero, P., Mantino, F., Berriet-Solliec, M. and Pham, H. (2016). Programmes implementing the 2015-2020 Rural Development Policy. Research for AGRI Committee of the European Parliament. IP/B/AGRI/IC/2015-74

Schuh, B., Gorny, H., Kaucic, j., Kirchmayr-Novak, S., Vigani, M., Powell, J. and Hawketts, E. (2016). The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural Jobs. Research for AGRI Committee of the European Parliament. IP/B/AGRI/IC/2015_158

Vigani, M., Rodríguez Cerezo, E. and Gómez-Barbero, M. (2015). The determinants of wheat yields: The role of sustainable innovation, policies and risks in France and Hungary. JRC Scientific and Policy Reports. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Parisi, C., Vigani, M. and Rodríguez Cerezo, E. (2014). Proceedings of a workshop on: Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field. JRC Scientific and Policy Reports. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Enzing, C., Ploeg, M., Barbosa, M., Sijtsma, L. (2014). Microalgae-based products for the food and feed sector: an outlook for Europe. Eds. Vigani, M., Parisi, C., Rodriguez Cerezo, E. JRC Scientific and Policy Reports. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Vigani, M., Dillen, K. and Rodríguez Cerezo, E. (2013). Proceedings of a workshop on: "Wheat productivity in the EU: determinants and challenges for food security and for climate change". JRC Scientific and Policy Reports. Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2013.

Tillie, P., Vigani, M., Dillen, K. and Rodríguez Cerezo, E. (2012). Proceedings of a workshop on: "Market for non-Genetically Modified Identity Preserved crops and derived products". JRC Scientific and Policy Reports. Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012.

(2016) Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, European Parliament, Brussels, April 26th , 2016. Oral presentation of a study on: The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs (Authors: Schuh, B., Gorny, H., Kaucic, j., Kirchmayr-Novak, S., Vigani, M., Powell, J. and Hawketts, E.)

(2016) 90th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, Warwick, England, April 4-6, 2016. Oral presentation: Exploring the Determinants of Business Success Among England's Upland Farms (Authors: Dwyer J. and Vigani M.)

(2016) 90th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, Warwick, England, April 4-6, 2016. Oral presentation: Risk management and wheat productivity in France and Hungary (Authors: Vigani M. and Kathage J.)

(2015) 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists Agriculture in an Interconnected World, Milan, Italy, August 8-14, 2015. Oral presentation: ‘Technology adoption and the multiple dimensions of food security: the case of maize in Tanzania’ (Authors: Magrini E. and Vigani M.)

(2015) 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists Agriculture in an Interconnected World, Milan, Italy, August 8-14, 2015. Visual presentation: ‘Risk management and wheat productivity in France and Hungary: A stochastic frontier approach’ (Authors: Vigani M., Kathage, J. and Rodriguez Cerezo, E.)

(2014) 14th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists Agri-food and Rural Innovation for Healthier Societies, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26-29, 2014. Oral presentation: ‘Technology adoption and the multiple dimensions of food security: the case of maize in Tanzania’ (Authors: Magrini E. and Vigani M.)

(2012) 28th International Conference of Agricultural Economists The Global Bio-Economy, Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, August 18-24, 2012. Oral presentation: ‘GMO Standards, Endogenous Policy and the Market for Information’ (Authors: Vigani M. and Olper A.);

(2011) 13th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists Change and Uncertainty, Zurich, Switzerland, ETH Zurich, August 30 to Sept. 2, 2011. Oral presentation: ‘Does Common Agricultural Policy Reduce Farm Labour Migration? A Panel Data Analysis Across EU Regions’ (Authors: Olper A., Raimondi V., Cavicchioli D. and Vigani M.);

(2010) 14th ICABR Conference Bioeconomy Governance: Policy, Environmental and Health Regulation, and Public Investments in Research, Ravello, Italy, June 16-18, 2010. Oral presentation: ‘GMO Regulations, International Trade and the Imperialism of Standards’ (Authors: Vigani M., Raimondi V. and Olper A.);

(2010) 14th ICABR Conference Bioeconomy Governance: Policy, Environmental and Health Regulation, and Public Investments in Research, Ravello, Italy, June 16-18, 2010. Title: ‘Public vs Private Agbiotech Research: Role and Pathways Trough an Analysis of EPO and USPTO Patents 2002-2009’ (Authors: Frisio D.G., Ferrazzi G., Ventura V. and Vigani M.);

(2010) CEPS Seminar The Future of EU Regulation on Genetically Modified Organisms, June 9 2010, CEPS Conference Room, Bruxelles. Title: ‘EU GMO Regulation in a Global Perspective’ (Authors: Olper A. and Vigani M.).

(2010) LICOS Seminars 2010, April 13, 2010, LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven, Belgium. Oral presentation: GMO Regulations, International Trade and the Imperialism of Standards. (Authors: Vigani M., Raimondi V. and Olper A.);

(2009) II Workshop PUE & PIEC, September 28-29, 2009, Cetraro, Italy. Oral presentation: The Imperialism of Standards: an Empirical Strategy for Measuring the Effects of GMO Regulations on International Trade Flows. (Authors: Vigani M., Raimondi V. and Olper A.)

(2009) EAAE PhD Workshop 2009 Economics and Social Science Research in Food, Agriculture, Environment and Development, S10 - 11 Settembre, 2009 alla Justus-Liebig-University di Giessen, Germania. Title: ‘Public vs Private Agbiotech Research: Role and Pathways Trough an Analysis of EPO and USPTO Patents 2002-2009’ (Authors: Ferrazzi G., Ventura V and Vigani M.);

(2009) The 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, IAAE 2009. Beijing, China, August 16 – 22, 2009. Oral presentation: The Imperialism of Standards: an Empirical Strategy for Measuring the Effects of GMO Regulations on International Trade Flows at the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC) minisimposium: “Research Avenues for Non-Tariff Measures in Agricultural Trade”. Organizer: Thomas Heckelei. (Authors: Vigani M., Raimondi V and Olper A.).

(2016) Evaluator for the PICT projects of the FONCyT (Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica)/ANPCyT (Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica), Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation

(ongoing) Reviewer for: American Journal of Agricultural Economics; The World Economy; Critical Reviews in Biotechnology; Bio-based and Applied Economics; AgBioForum.

Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists

Member of the European Association of Agricultural Economists

Member of the Agricultural Economics Society

Member of the Local Committee of the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists