I began my studies in Agricultural Sciences and Technology at the University Federico II of Naples. I then continued my education with a Master's degree specializing in Agricultural Economics and Policy at the Center for Advanced Training and Research in Rural Development, Economics and Policy, a part of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policies. The Center is the leading institution for education in Agricultural Economics in Italy. Due to my increasing interest towards applied economics and consumer behavior, I have joined the PhD program in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My area of concentration is Industrial Organization and Marketing.
Industrial Organization Theory and Marketing
Pricing strategy analysis and demand estimation
Marketing techniques for the analysis of consumers' preferences and new products introduction
Publications and Presentations:
F. Colantuoni, C. Rojas (2012). The Effect of Soft Drinks Taxes on Consumption: Evidence from Scanner Data. Presented at the 10th Annual International Industrial Organization. Washington DC, March 16-18, 2012.
4th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Economics, Lindau, Germany, (2011).
G. Cicia, F. Colantuoni, T. Del Giudice, S. Pascucci (2010). Community Supported Agriculture in the Urban Fringe: Empirical evidence for project potentiality in the metropolitan area of Naples (Italy). Presented at the 119th EAAE Seminar: Sustainability in the Food Sector: Rethinking the Relationship between the Agro-Food System and the Natural, Social, Economic and Institutional Environments. Capri, Naples (Italy), June 30-July 2, 2010.
Cicia G., Colantuoni F. (2010). Willingness to Pay for Traceable Meat Attributes: A Meta-analysis. Presented at System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks. Innsbruck-Igls (Austria), February, 2010.
Colantuoni, F., (2009). Nuove e vecchie sfide per le Politiche di Food Safety: un'applicazione della SWOT Analysis. (New and old challenges for the Food Safety Policies: A SWOT analysis application). Presented at the Convegno annuale della S.I.E.A. Conference: "Qualita alimentare: competitivita del sistema, sicurezza e benessere del consumatore" (Food Quality: System competitiveness, safety and consumer welfare). Firenze (Italy), June, 2009.
Cicia, G., Colantuoni, F., Del Giudice, T., Pascucci, S. (2008). Towards a re- conceptualization of farm types in the urban fringe: some empirical evidence from the Park of "Campi Flegrei" in the metropolitan area of Naples (Italy). Presented at Transitions Towards Sustainable Agriculture, Food Chains and Peri-urban Areas. Wageningen (The Netherlands) October, 2008.
UMass travel grant award to attend the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting in Seattle WA, 2012
NSF grant to attend the 4th Meeting of Nobel Laureates, 2011
Best Candidate Award, Center for Advanced Training and Research in Rural Development Economics and Policy (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies), Italy 2008
MSc Scholarship, Center for Advanced Training and Research in Rural Development Economics and Policy (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies), Italy 2007
Academic and Professional Activities:
Invited lecturer at the Summer School 2012 "Economics of Food Safety, Competitiveness and Applied Microeconometrics". University of Naples "Federico II" (Italy), July 11-12, 2012
Referee for: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health; International Journal of Food System Dynamics; Rivista di Economia Agro-Alimentare
Served as member of the Search Committee for the position of Assistant Professor in Industrial Organization and Econometrics