Dr. Alessio Cavicchi
Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of Macerata
Alessio Cavicchi received his PhD in Economics of Food and Environmental Resources from University of Naples “Parthenope”. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of Macerata (Italy). Previously he got a Master of Science (MSc) in Food Economics and Marketing from University of Reading (UK). His main fields of interest and research are consumer food choice, economics of food quality and safety, sustainable tourism and innovation in the agro-food sector.
Currently he teaches “Place Branding and Rural Development” and “Food Economics and Marketing” in the degree of International Tourism and Destination Management. He has experience as an invited expert for several programmes and DGs of the European Commission in the food sector (DG Research, DG Regio-Urbact, Joint Research Center, European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation); moreover, he has been consultant for the evaluation of measures applied under the EU Common Agricultural Policy. His works have been published in several international books and journals.
He is a member of the scientific board of the British Food Journal, Tourism Review International and Sustainability. He is Managing Editor of the “International Food and Agribusiness Management Review” (Scopus and ISI indexed). He has served as consultant for several agri-food firms in Europe and he is the coordinator of a Leonardo – Transfer of Innovation Project on “Introducing marketing principles in the agricultural sector” (training.farminc.eu). He has recently co-authored a policy brief for the European Commission on “Food and Gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies“.