Silvia Coderoni

Silvia Coderoni
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart | UNICATT · Department of Agro-Food Economics

PhD

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Introduction
I am currently fixed-term researcher at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, where I teach agricultural and food policies and environmental economics at the Department of Agricultural and Food Economics. My research interests focus on the productivity-environment nexus in the agricultural sector, farm-level sustainability evaluation, climate change mitigation, Common Agricultural Policy evaluations, sustainable consumption, circular economy and energy efficiency.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - June 2018
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2010 - December 2014
INEA Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2006 - March 2011

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Publications (69)
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This paper proposes a modelling approach to assess the cross-region and cross-sector economic impacts of the restrictions imposed by governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The nationwide lockdown imposed in Italy during the first wave of the pandemic is used as a benchmark. However, the adopted approach allows an ex-ante assessment of altern...
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The mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases emissions is a globally relevant environmental and policy issue. For efficient mitigation, it is important to appraise whether and how much these emissions are linked to the economic performance of farms. This study aims to reconstruct a Carbon Productivity (CP) indicator at the farm level to analyse...
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Rural areas may be highly vulnerable to natural disasters because of their lower economic diversification and a higher incidence of sectors that may suffer from a larger impact produced by these adverse events. In addition because of their trade dependence, local effects can be transmitted to neighbouring regions more diffusely so amplifying total...
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Policies in the agricultural and rural sectors are of key importance in shaping their sustainable development. These policies are changing from market-based policies to policies that aim to influence farmers’ decision-making. Thus, the scientific literature supporting evidence-based policy-making must develop models that simulate individual decisio...
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This paper investigates the farm-level relationship between total factor productivity (TFP) and presence and composition of immigrant workers. A theoretical model expressing how immigrant workforce influences productivity is developed and an explicit and consistent representation of the so-called ‘diversity hypothesis’ is derived. A dynamic panel s...
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This article presents a novel software tool for the assessments of life-cycle environmental impacts and costs, which is aimed to support decision-making in the design phase of retrofit interventions in the building sector. By combining Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) calculations and functionalities, this tool allows evalua...
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Upcycled ingredients are one of the most significant current trends in the food industry aimed to tackle the challenge of solid food loss reduction. This study investigates the potential market among Millennial consumers for products enriched with upcycled ingredients in Italy. We surveyed a sample of 317 Italian Millennial consumers, using a web-b...
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This study provides an evaluation on the EU quality policy on geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSGs) protected in the EU. This covers 3 286 names (3 224 GIs and 62 TSGs) originating from EU Member States and registered in the EU and 32 GIs registered through direct application by third countries. The objective...
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Carbon footprint (CF) labels on agri-food products represent one of the most important tools to convey information to consumers about the greenhouse gases emissions associated with their purchase behaviour. Together with the growing interest of consumers in CF labels, the subject has gained attention also in the scientific literature, and formal ev...
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Policies and financial framework aiming to encourage energy efficient building renovations should contribute to “fill” the existing investment gap between Cost-Optimal (CO) solutions, that are more economically convenient, and nearly Zero Energy (nZE) solutions, which have the lower energy consumption, in order to make more convenient to the invest...
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Food made with upcycled ingredients has received considerable attention in very recent years as a result of the need to both reduce waste and increase food nutritional properties. However, consumer acceptance of these novel foods is fundamental to their market uptake. This paper aims to assess the likelihood of the acceptance of food obtained from...
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La storia della politica agricola e di sviluppo rurale nelle Marche va contestualizzata con le trasformazioni sostanziali che hanno interessato la regione dal dopoguerra ad oggi. Ci riferiamo infatti ad un settore produttivo e ad un territorio che si sono straordinariamente trasformati. Una volta concluso il processo di ridistribuzione intersettori...
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The objective of the work is to retrace the main contributions of 50 years of studies and research by the group of agricultural economists of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ancona/Università Politecnica delle Marche. These contributions share a common vision: the transformations of the primary sector in Italy and in the Marche region...
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This study is aimed at evaluating the relative influence of socio-demographic and psychological features that rule the extent to which consumers engage in the circular economy, purchasing waste-to-value (WTV) food enriched with ingredients otherwise wasted in the supply chain. 477 Italian consumers replied to a web-based questionnaire administered...
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Italian consumers’ serveyed revealed a generally positive willingness to pay for milk labeled for lower carbon footprint. Green marketing and related sustainable labels are important devices to convey information to consumers about more sustainable business models. Italian consumers' willingness to pay for milk with lower carbon footprint analyzed...
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This paper analyses the 2007–2013 Rural Development Programmes’ expenditure mix within the EU-27 space. Its major novelty consists in using indicators and methods combining a high level of expenditure disaggregation across both regions and measures to assess the drivers of the expenditure mix at a more local level. At the adopted scale of analysis,...
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Energy saving is a major policy objective worldwide and in the EU in particular. Evaluating the convenience of energy-efficient investments, however, is complex. This paper aims to apply stochastic Life Cycle Costing to assess the economic value of energy-efficient building retrofitting investments. The proposed approach investigates how macroecono...
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Il contributo vuole fornire una fotografia della presenza di lavoratori stranieri nell’agricoltura italiana entrando nel dettaglio delle caratteristiche delle aziende che li impiegano attraverso le statistiche disponibili a livello micro. Tale scelta, finalizzata a evidenziare quali sono le regioni e i comparti che più dipendono da questo tipo di m...
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Canavari, M., & Coderoni, S. (n.d.). Green marketing strategies in the dairy sector: an analysis of consumer stated preferences for carbon footprint labels. Strategic Change, 28(2). Carbon footprint (CF) labels are becoming an important instrument to inform consumers’ purchases behaviour about environmentally sustainable business models. Studies o...
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This paper aims to empirically estimate the relationship occurring between farm-level productivity and environmental performance. The productivity performance is measured by the Total Factor Productivity (TFP), while the environmental performance focuses on greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions expressed by the farms’ Emission Intensity (EI). The relati...
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LCC procedures are commonly used in building retrofit interventions for the evaluation of the costs and benefits of different solutions. LCC methods are also commonly applied to energy retrofit interventions according to UNI-EN 15459. However, these procedures can give significantly different results in relation to the methods used to define the ec...
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L’articolo propone alcune riflessioni sulle implicazioni della nuova normativa climatica comunitaria per il settore agricolo e forestale. Dopo aver presentato il quadro normativo, vengono esposte alcune problematiche da affrontare tra cui la complessa governance del sistema e il ruolo della futura Pac. https://agriregionieuropa.univpm.it/it/content...
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Over the last decades, foreign workers have become a significant component of Italian agriculture workforce. Their presence and incidence are highly diversified with respect to farm typologies, type of contract and geographic location. A comprehensive representation of this complex phenomenon is thus the first step to understand the different probl...
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The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is an important external driver of European agricultural production. Nowadays and in its envisioned future structure post-2020, the CAP has among its major objectives tackling climate change, for what concerns both adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, little is known about the link between past CAP ref...
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Single territories contribute in different ways to the transition towards a more environmentally sustainable development (SD), according to their structural features. This study returns a multi-dimensional picture of the territorial divides of environmental sustainability across Italy, analysing how it correlates with rurality, with a focus on the...
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The objective of this paper is to detect stylized facts and put forward testable hypotheses on the presence and role of immigrant workforce in Italian agriculture. This research focuses on professional agriculture as represented by the Italian FADN over the period 2008-2015. Descriptive statistics show that immigrants are an important component of...
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This paper aims to assess whether and to what extent environmental and productivity affect each other within heterogeneous farms. The analysis concerns the sample of FADN Lombardy farms observed from 2008 to 2013. Using the FADN information on production structures and activities, a productivity index (Total Factor Productivity - TFP) and an enviro...
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La sostenibilità ambientale delle produzioni è un aspetto particolarmente rilevante nella riforma della Pac dopo il 2020. Questo contributo cerca di porre l’attenzione su alcune questioni chiave che andrebbero analizzate per permettere un più coerente ed efficace intervento delle politiche ambientali in campo agricolo. https://agriregionieuropa.uni...
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Knowledge transfer and innovation (KT&I) are vital for sustainable rural development. European Rural Development Policy (RDP) has a long tradition of stimulating innovation in the rural space. In particular, in the 2007–2013 programming period, some measures have been explicitly targeted to support KT&I in agriculture and in rural economies. This p...
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Mediterranean diet is a term used to describe the traditional eating habits of people around the Mediterranean and that refers to a healthy eating model, with significant nutrition and health benefits. However, many studies have emphasised an increasing erosion of the Mediterranean diet heritage, also in Italy. Starting from the assumption that evo...
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This paper aims to assess the distribution of overall Gross Domestic Product and employment effects produced by Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments across the European Union space. It is empirically investigated how policy funds redistribute their effects among regions with different levels of rurality and economic development according to th...
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Il volume ZOOTECNIA ITALIANA E MITIGAZIONE DEI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI. Analisi delle potenzialità e delle prospettive, realizzato dal CREA con il suo centro di Politiche e bioeconomia, presenta i risultati del progetto di ricerca “Scenari di Cambiamenti Climatici per gli Allevamenti Italiani (SCCAI)”. Tale progetto, finanziato dal Ministero delle po...
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According to official figures, estimated using the UNFCCC methodology, the agricultural sector is responsible for around 10 per cent of EU-15 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, these figures rise substantially if we consider the lifecycle of a product, from the cradle to the farm gate. This study investigates six livestock products in Italy,...
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In Italy, olive farming is one of the most interesting examples of carbon sink in agricultural soils. The olive agro-ecosystems can in fact ensure effective action in CO2 fixation encouraging the process of carbon storage on the organic matter of the soil. Starting from the assumption that a different and more “carbon oriented” management of Italia...
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As a consequence of reduced precipitation and higher temperatures, the Mediterranean region over recent decades, has been exposed to major impacts of climate change, and these are likely to worsen as the climate continues to change. Global warming in regions that are highly dependent on agricultural production will generate changing land use patter...
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La gestione del carbonio del suolo agricolo e forestale è diventata sempre più rilevante nell’agenda politica comunitaria in quanto svolge un ruolo importante nel mantenimento della produttività agricola, soprattutto in un contesto di cambiamenti climatici ed è inoltre un’importante misura di mitigazione delle emissioni. I suoli, infatti, riescono...
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The paper adopts a single-country regional panel dataset to analyse the long-term relationship between agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and productivity growth and, consequently, to assess emissions sustainability. The hypothesis of emission sustainability is assessed by estimating alternative panel model specifications with convention...
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I cambiamenti climatici rappresentano una triplice sfida per il settore agro-forestale: se da un lato è uno dei settori che maggiormente risente degli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici in atto e attesi, dall’altro è anche una fonte di emissioni di gas serra, e pertanto deve contribuire agli sforzi di mitigazione globali, sia diminuendo le prop...
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La gestione delle risorse naturali e l'agricoltura sostenibile La biodiversità e il paesaggio rurale Indicatori di naturalità nelle aree rurali – I sistemi agricoli sono in grado di favorire la conservazione della biodiversità e degli habitat di numerose specie animali e vegetali, se vengono adottati metodi produttivi a bassa intensità e un uso del...
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Il lavoro propone un’analisi dell’andamento di lungo periodo delle emissioni agricole di metano nelle regioni italiane. Tale analisi evidenzia, con riferimento al passato, un percorso di sostenibilità ottenuto grazie alla grande trasformazione dell’agricoltura e al suo declino relativo nell’economia nazionale. Per analizzare quali analoghe trasform...
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Abstract – Agri-environmental strategies in the frame-work of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are mainly targeted to individual farms. However, since some environmental public goods may be provided only by multiple actors, a new territorial approach, based on networks and collective action, may represent an innovative and more efficient way to...
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La stima delle emissioni dei gas climalteranti ha un ruolo fondamentale nell'ambito degli strumenti e delle politiche per fronteggiare i cambiamenti climatici, anche nel settore agricolo. Il lavoro proposto si pone l'obiettivo specifico di stimare le emissioni di gas serra derivanti dai processi produttivi che avvengono all'interno dell'azienda agr...
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The aim of this work is to identify a simplified methodology, using a small amount of data, in order to compute the carbon footprint at farm level, using data from FADN (Farm Accountancy Data Network). Starting from the methodology used in national inventory report to the UNFCCC, which follows IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) guidel...
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The paper adopts a long single-country panel dataset (Italian regions) to analyse the relationship between agricultural GreenHouse Gases (GHG) emissions and agricultural productivity growth and, thus, to assess emissions sustainability. The modelling approach and the empirical specification include the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) as one of th...
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Le complesse relazioni tra i fattori fisici, economici e sociali che riguardano il settore agricolo in un contesto di cambiamenti climatici, fanno sì che le strategie per affrontare tale problematica non possano prescindere da un approccio integrato delle politiche di sviluppo, mitigazione e adattamento. Tale approccio può essere definito come "svi...
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As the relationships among physical, economic and social elements concerning agriculture and climate change are very complex, the strategies to address this issue must be accompanied by an integrated approach to development, mitigation and adaptation policies. This approach can be defined as "climate compatible development", a strategy that minimiz...

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The major objective of the project is the development of enhanced tools for proficient exploitation of farm data to improve farm management, budgeting, environmental assessment and crop traceability.
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Current state-of-the-art agricultural models are not able to deliver individual farm and local effects as they are specified at higher levels of aggregation. Making use of improved possibilities opened up by progress in the ICT area, our project MIND STEP will improve exploitation of available agricultural and biophysical data and will include the individual decision making (IDM) unit in policy models. Based on a common data framework MIND STEP will develop IDM models, including agent-based models, focussing on different topics in an integrated manner in different regional case studies. The IDM models will be estimated and calibrated using agricultural statistics and big datasets, drawing on established econometric and evolving machine learning techniques and using both traditional models of optimising behaviour and theories from behavioural economics. MIND STEP will closely cooperate with a range of stakeholders to co-create and apply the MIND STEP model toolbox to selected regional, national and EU wide policy cases. MIND STEP cooperates with other consortia under the topic to share ideas and innovations. Coordinated by Stichting Wageningen Research (The Netherlands) the consortium includes 11 partners from 8 countries. Further information can be found on the project's online channels - project website: https://mind-step.eu/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/MindstepP/ - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mind-step-project/ - Cordis factsheet of the project: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/223209/factsheet/en This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nr. 817566.
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At the current rate of global warming, the target of limiting it within 2 degrees by the end of the century seems more and more unrealistic. Policymakers, institutions, governments and organisations leading international negotiations urge the scientific community to provide realistic and accurate assessments of the possible consequences of so-called “high end” climate scenarios. Many new European research calls, e.g. H2020/SC5-06-2016-2017: “Pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy in the timeframe 2030-2050 and beyond,” are devoted to this analysis. The flood risk is one of the recognised consequences of the Climate Changes (CC) in the Mediterranean area. To protect people from Flood Events (FEs), it is necessary to develop a better understanding of the interrelations and social dynamics of flood risk perception, preparedness, vulnerability, flood damage and flood management, and to take this into account in a modern design of flood damage analysis and flood risk management. The BRIDGE project proposes a novel procedure, multicriterial and multidisciplinary, to assess the future flood risk in Europe under high levels of warming. It combines ensemble projections of extreme streamflow for the current century based on EURO-CORDEX climate scenarios with recent advances in European flood hazard mapping. The procedure is applied to a specific Case Study (CS) affected by FEs.