- Dicembre 2005
: Ricercatore presso l'Universita' di Foggia, Facolta' di Agraria, Dip. PRIME, Foggia (Italy)
- Aprile 2004 - Dicembre 2005
: Assegnista di ricerca presso l'Universita' di Foggia, Facolta' di Agraria, Dip. PRIME, Foggia (Italy)
- Aprile 2001 - Aprile 2004
: Studente PhD in 'Agricultural Sciences' presso la Kyoto University, Dep. of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto (Japan)
- Aprile 1999 - Aprile 2001
: Studente Master in 'Agricultural Sciencese' presso la Kyoto University, Dep. of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto (Japan)
- Ottobre 1998 - Aprile 1999
: Student Researcher presso la Kyoto University, Dep. of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto (Japan)
- Aprile 1998 - Ottobre 1998
: Student Researcher presso la Kyoto University, Foreign Student Center, Kyoto (Japan)
- Febbraio 1994 - Aprile 1998
: Laureato frequentatore presso l'Universita' degli Studi di Bologna, Facolta' di Agraria, Dip. DEIAGRA, Bologna (Italy)
- Febbraio 1994
: Laurea in Scienze Agrarie, Indirizzo Tecnico-Economico conferita dall'Universita' degli Studi di Bologna, Facolta' di Agraria, Bologna (Italy)
- Luglio 1988
: Maturita' Tecnica Agraria, conferita dall'Istituto Tecnico Agrario di Macerata, Macerata (Italy)
RISULTATI DELLA VQR 2004-2010
Risultati della valutazione dei 3 prodotti della ricerca selezionati per la VQR (Valutazione della Qualita' della Ricerca)
(I) GIANNOCCARO G, M. PROSPERI, ZANNI G (2010). Assessing the impact of alternative water pricing schemes on income distribution. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, vol. 61(3), p. 527-544, ISSN: 0021-857X, doi: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2010.00252.x --> PUNTI 1 = ECCELLENTE
(II) M. PROSPERI (2004). Comparative analysis of the CAP reform impacts in diversified agricultural systems: a neural network application. NōRINGYō MONDAI KENKYū, vol. 40-3, p. 315-327, ISSN: 0388-8525 --> PUNTI 0.8 = BUONO
(III) Giacomo Giannoccaro, Maurizio Prosperi, Giacomo Zanni (2010). Assessing Water Pricing Policies to Enhance Water Efficiency in Agriculture. AMBIENTALIA, p. 1-22, ISSN: 1699-3063 --> PUNTI 0.8 = BUONO
Dr. Maurizio PROSPERI is an agricultural economist, graduated in 1994 at the University of Bologna, in agricultural sciences. His scientific background includes basic knowledge in chemistry, botany, microbiology, and economics, which are relevant to allow him an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.
After 3 years of internship at the University of Bologna, as research assistant at theDepartment of Economics and Agricultural Engineering, he won a scholarship provided by the bilateral agreeement between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Japanese Ministry of Education (former MONBUSHO). Therefore, he was enrolled at the Kyoto University, Dep. of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto (Japan). Kyoto University is a very distinguished institution, with very high standards in research and education. During his staying in Japan, Dr. Prosperi achieved Master degree in 2001, and PhD degree in 2005, in agricultural sciences, with dissertation thesis in agricultural economics and policy, under the supervision of Prof. Masaru KAGATSUME. He received an award issued by The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics, as a best article published in 2004, titled “Comparative Analysis of the CAP Reform Impacts in Diversified Agricultural Systems: A Neural Network Application” (Journal of Rural Problems, pagg.315-327, The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics, pagg.315-327, Vol. 40, n.3 (ISBN 4-8122-0329-5), Kyoto, Japan, 2004).
After his experience in Japan, in 2004 he was enrolled by the University of Foggia as research fellow, and in 2005 he achieved the permanent position as research assistant.
Since the University of Foggia – Faculty of Agriculture, was very young (founded in 1999), Dr. Prosperi was recruited with the purpose of reinforcing the agricultural economic group, formed by 8 permanent staff (2 full professors, 1 associate professor, 4 assistant professors, 1 technician). In particular, his activity was oriented to the economic evaluation of non-marketable goods. This includes:
- policy analysis: this research stream is the starting point of his scientific experience, referred to the 3 years he spent at the University of Bologna, and the 6 years he spent at Kyoto University. In addition, he has been involved in some collaboration with other agricultural economists, and he analyzed some controversial issues of agricultural policy, with regard to effects on farmers' income, and agro-industry development (about 10 publications);
- natural resources: since 2005 he focused his research activity in the evaluation of water resources in agriculture, and published about 15 publications;
- biorefinery: since 2008, in collaboration with Dr. Antonio LOPOLITO and Prof. Massimo MONTELEONE, his research interests were oriented on the economic aspects related to the development of bio-refinery schemes in rural areas. This research activity was funded by the 7FP project “SUSTOIL”, coordinated by Prof. James CLARK, University of York. This represented an excellent opportunity to understand the relevance of conducting research activity with an interdisciplinary perspective, in order to explore the potential of the so-called bioeconomy perspective, especially in rural areas. He is co-author of about 10 publication (of which 3 are at international level), and 2 are under the reviewing process.
Dr. Prosperi has also been involved in collaborative research activities with the group of agricultural economics of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Foggia (currently formed by 1 full professor, 2 associated professors, 6 research professors, 3 research fellows, and 2 PhD students). At the same time, he is also member of the STAR AgroEnergy group, which is an interdisciplinary group formed of about 20 members, involved in research activities related to agroenergy and biorefineries.
Finally, Dr. Prosperi is also involved in teaching activities to undergraduate and graduate courses:
Current Teaching activity
[-] rural appraisal (since 2006): aimed at teaching theories and methodologies to evaluate non-marketable goods and real estate and property value;
[-] economics of regional resources (since 2010): providing some basic foundations of environmental economics to analyze environmental problems causing natural resources depletion and pollution.
Past Teaching experience
[-] Economics of Food Safety and Nutrition \rm (academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10)
[-] Economics II - Regional Planning \rm (2008-09 and 2009-10)
[-] Rural Appraisal \rm (academic years 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
[-] Farm Business Administration \rm (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2010-11)
[-] Marketing Research \rm (2006-07)
He is member of several academic associations: EAAE (European Association for Agricultural Economists), SIEA (Italian Society for Agro-food Economists), AIEAA (Italian Association for Agricultural and Applied Economics), AISTUGIA (Italian Association for Japanese Studies).
He is very keen to promote academic mobility for students and research staff (he speaks fluently Italian, English, Japanese, and French).
Current research interests are the followings:
[-] Agroenergy and Biorefinery schemes in rural areas
[-] Economics of algae industry in Mediterranean regions
[-] Social acceptance of large investments by local communities
[-] Irrigation Water economics and policy
[-] Mathematical programming models
[-] Artificial Neural Networks applied to economic analysis
Experience in research projects:
[2012-2016] Italian subsitute member of the COST project, action TD1203, related to Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials & fuels (EUBis), coordinated by the University of York (UK)
[2011-2014] Work Package leader of the EU 7th FP ”STAR-AgroEnergy”, about ”Scientific and
Technological Advancemente in Research on Agro-Energy: an Integrated Approach to Renewable Energy Generation According to Sustainability Criteria”. Project Coordinator Prof. Massimo MONTELEONE, University of Foggia, Italy. Call identifier: FP7-REGPOT-2011-1
[2009-2011] Local Resarch Unit coordinator of the 'Research project of Relevant National Interest - PRIN', FINANCED by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR): 'Economic analysis of the water management and of the opportunity cost, in areas of scarce water availability'. National coordinator, Prof. G.Dono, University of Tuscia (VT), Italy
[2008-2010] Local Resarch Unit coordinator of the 'Research project of Relevant National Interest - PRIN', POSITIVELY EVALUATED by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR): 'Analysis of environmental cost generated by the use of water in agriculture, and related methods of recovering '. National coordinator, Prof. G.Dono, University of Tuscia (VT), Italy
[2008-2010] Member of the research Unit of the WorkPackage 6, SUSTOIL 7FP project, under the research unit coordinated by Dr. Pasquale Pazienza (Univeristy of Foggia, Italy). European supervision by University of York.
[2006-2008] Research project financed by the University of Foggia: Monitoring of Farms' Extension Needs for Adapting to Agricultural Policy Changes, supervised by Prof. G.Zanni
[2005-2007] Research project financed by the University of Foggia: The Structure of the Olive Oil Industry in the Capitanata Area, supervised by Prof. G.Nardone
[2004-2005] Research project financed by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture: \it Territorial Marketing: The bio-pasta project , supervised by Prof. G.Zanni
[2004-2005] Research project of Relevant National Interest (PRIN), financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR): Economic evaluation of the sustainability of irrigated agriculture at basin level in Apulia Region, Italy, supervised by Prof. G.Zanni (responsible for the local research unit), and V.Gallerani (responsible of the national project)
[1999-2004] Individual research activity at the Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University, Japan, within Master course and Ph.D. programs, concerning with the application of Feed-Forward Back-propagation Neural Networks to modelling of regional agricultural economic systems, supervised by Prof. M.Kagatsume