- Empirical Industrial Organization and Marketing
- Pricing strategy analysis and demand estimation
- Marketing techniques for the analysis of consumers' preferences and new products introduction
- Policy analysis
- Cicia G., Colantuoni F., Del Giudice T., Pascucci S. Community Supported Agriculture in the Urban Fringe: Empirical evidence for project potentiality in the metropolitan area of Naples (Italy). International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Vol.2 , No 3, 2011.
- Colantuoni, F. 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). Rivista di Economia Agroalimentare (Agro-food Economics Review), Vol.9, No 1, 2010.
- Cicia G., Colantuoni F. Willingness to Pay for Traceable Meat Attributes: A Meta-analysis. International Journal of Food System Dynamics, Vol.1, No 3, 2010.
- Colantuoni F., Rojas C. The Effect of Soft Drink Taxes on Consumption: Evidence from Scanner Data. July 2013.
- Colantuoni F., Cicia G., Del Giudice T., Lass A.D., Lombardi P. Heterogeneous Preferences for Domestic Fresh Produce: Evidence from German and Italian Early Potato Markets. June 2013.
Seminars and conference participation
- Colantuoni F., Rojas C. Heterogeneous behavior, obesity and storability in soft drink consumption:
A dynamic demand model. Paper presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 4-6, 2013.
- Colantuoni F., Rojas C. Soda sales taxes: Who pays more? A study on consumption by demographics. Paper presented at SEA Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, November 16-18, 2012.
- Colantuoni F., Rojas C. Have soda sales tax effects changed over time? Scanner data comparison analyses. Paper presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, August 12-14, 2012.
- 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 Conference at the George Mason University School of Law. 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: "Qualità alimentare: competitività 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.
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.
Here is the Syllabus for Resec102 (Microeconomics), the class I taught in the Fall 2011-Fall 2012 and will be teaching in the Fall 2013.
Awards and grants
- AAEA Trust Committee: Early Professional and Student Travel Grant, June 2013.
- Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst: Carolyn Harper Fellowship Award, December 2012.
- Southern Economic Association: Travel Grant to attend the Annual Meeting, November 2012.
- UMass travel grant award to attend the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting in Seattle WA, August 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.
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.
During my studies I became increasingly interested in the economics of food safety while working on several related projects at the Center. Upon completion of my Master's, I worked on various projects for the University of Naples (Italy) in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy. One such project concerned European consumers' preferences with respect to the production of pork meat, specifically focused on sustainability.
Due to my increasing interest towards applied economics and consumer behavior, I have joined the PhD program in the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. My area of concentration is Industrial Organization and Marketing. Presently, my research focus is further narrowed down to food markets and human health, with my PhD research on soft drinks taxation and its questionable effects on the obesity epidemic.
Department of Resource Economics
410 Stockbridge Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9264
fcolantu "at" resecon.umass.edu