• Relations between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with reference to the Italian agri-food sector
• Recalls of microeconomics and consumption theory, with reference to analyze the demand for agri-food products, with particular reference to product differentiation, quality and food safety
• Production cost sand market structures, with reference to different forms of competition and market imperfections in the agri-food sector
• The characteristics of the Italian agri-food system, with particular reference to the role and potential of Made in Italy in the world markets
• The agricultural policies of the European Union, with particular reference to the multifunctionality of agriculture