Wine economics (2010/2011)

Course code
Roberta Capitello
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 5 II semestre Roberta Capitello
Laboratorio 1 II semestre Roberta Capitello

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Friday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Berni (Lebrecht)  

Learning outcomes

In the first part, the teaching provides the basic theoretical tools which will be applied to the wine system analysis.
In the second part, the teaching aims at making understand the structure and the dynamic aspects of wine supply chains, as elements which constitute not only agribusiness, but the wider economic, social and territorial system as well.
The application part of the teaching aims at giving empirical evidence to the principles of agribusiness and to the study of wine supply chains throw exercises and cases of study.


Module: Teoria
Introduction to economic theory and agribusiness.
The main macro-economic agribusiness indicators.
The food demand function. The production function and the cost function of wine firms.
The market regimes in the wine systems.
Wine supply chains and the relationship between actors.
The innovation in wine systems.
Wine demand and market segmentation.
The structure, the evolution and the strategies of Italian and international food retail.
Structure and strategies of the wineries.
Coordination mechanisms in wine supply chains.

Module: Laboratorio
Analysis of the main macro-economic indicators.
Representation of food demand function, production function and cost function for wine firm.
Analysis of cases of study.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam