Wine politics and law (wine policy) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Davide Nicola Vincenzo Gaeta, Katia Laura Sidali
Davide Nicola Vincenzo Gaeta
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Mar 2, 2020 al Jun 12, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To allow the student to carry out the profession of oenologist with mastery of the voluntary and mandatory rules concerning the management of the winery.
To know the main EU regulations and directives that regulate each phase of wine production, from the management of the vineyard to winemaking and bottling. Labelling, packaging, marketing rules and national and international transport. Know how to manage export taxation, international marketing rules, excise duties and accompanying documents. The VAT regime in agriculture and ordinary.
To allow access to the knowledge of the rules and the logic of public choices in the themes of community policy in the field of agriculture, sustainability, organic production, distinctions between the form of certification and criteria of public support for "greening" policies. The policies will also be critically evaluated in relation to the results obtained and their effectiveness


Schedule of lectures:
- Introduction to the course, objectives, teaching organization, methods of examination
- Introduction to the concept of Agribusiness
Part 1) The market of agri-food products
Analysis of agriculture market: concepts and problems
Part 2) The market and the agri-food system
Part 3) The demand for agri-food products
The theory of Demand; Prices and budget constraint; Preferences and utilities. Elasticity of Demand: Price, Income and Cross-Elasticity of Demand. (Estimating price and income elasticity of demand). Analysis and examples for the agriculture and wine sector
Part 4) The supply of agricultural products
The theory of supply; Levels of production; The individual . Price elasticity of supply; Supply control instruments: economic and institutional. Effects of agricultural policies to supply management. The behavior of the application (analysis and examples referring to the agricultural and wine sector).
Part 5) The market and price formation
Price Determination in Agricultural Commodity Markets. Factors and mechanisms. Efficiency and equity. Prices policy in the marketing system of agricultural products. Understanding prices variations. Market structures (competition, monopoly and oligopoly): theories an examples. Barriers to trade.
Part 6). Markets organizations
Producers organisations, items and rules, keys aspect for promotion. The case of wine sector. Collective promotions, consortium, and opportunity for financing.

Teaching materials:

- Economia del mercato dei prodotti agroalimentari
Flavio Messori,Fabrizio Ferretti
Editore: Edagricole-New Business Media
Anno edizione: 2010

- Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market: European Union Developments
Davide Gaeta, Paola Corsinovi
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
Anno edizione: 2014

- Slides and Scientific Journals provided by the Professor

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Gaeta Davide, Corsinovi Paola Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market: European Union Developments (Edizione 1) Palgrave Macmillan, USA 2014 978-1-137-39532-0

Assessment methods and criteria

The aim is to evaluate the student's knowledge of agricultural and wine policy instruments implemented in European Union and Italy. The exam will be written to open questions regarding the topics addressed during the lectures. Final evaluation will be expressed in thirtieths. The exam method will be the same for attending and non-attending students. During the examination the use of any teaching material will not be allowed.