Staff Profiles: Dr. Mauro Vigani

Dr. Mauro Vigani

Staff Profile: Dr. Mauro Vigani
Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Econometrics

Dr. Mauro Vigani

Dr. Mauro Vigani

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Econometrics

Countryside and Community Research Institute

Environmental Sciences

Mauro is an applied economist, with experience in econometric analysis, survey design and primary data collection.


Mauro has worked on the political economy of food standards, the economics of agricultural biotechnologies and agricultural labour. His current research interests are agricultural policies, farm productivity, risk management, supply chain arrangements and technology adoption. More specifically, Mauro’s main areas of interest concern the impact of sustainable innovation and risk management practices on farm productivity, how the adoption of agricultural technologies and supply chain arrangements affects farms’ sustainability and household food security and agricultural policy evaluation. Mauro is currently CCRI principal investigator for the H2020 project SURE-Farm and he is working on the H2020 SUFISA project, as well as undertaking a number of projects for the EU Commission and UN FAO.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Agricultural Economics University of Milan 2010
MSc Crop Production and Protection University of Milan 2007
BSc Crops Production University of Milan 2005

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for EuroChoices

International Association of Agricultural Economists

European Association of Agricultural Economists

Agricultural Economics Society

Food Standard Agency’s Register of Specialists


  • Vigani, Mauro and Urquhart, Julie and Black, Jasmine and Berry, Robert and Dwyer, Janet C and Rose, David (2020-04-07) Post-Brexit Policies for a Resilient Arable Farming Sector in England. EuroChoices ISSN 1746-692X.
  • Meuwissen, Miranda and Balmann, Alfons and Spiege, Alisa and Ciechomska, Anna and Kopainsky, Birgit and Soriano, Bárbara and Gavrilescu, Camelia and Lagerkvist, Carl Johan and Termeer, Catrien and Maye, Damian and Mathijs, Erik and Wauters, Erwin and Accatino, Francesco and Hansson, Helena and Herrera, Hugo and Coopmans, Isabeau and Candel, Jeroen and Urquhart, Julie and Zawali?ska, Katarzyna and Peneva, Mariya and Vigani, Mauro and Poortvliet, P. Marijn and Feindt, Peter and Nicholas-Davies, Phillipa and Reidsma, Pytrik and Finger, Robert and Senni, Saverio and Severini, Simone and Slijper, Thomas and Vroege, Willemijn and Paas, Wim and de Mey, Yann (2019-11-01) A framework to assess the resilience of farming systems. Agricultural Systems, 176, pp.1-10. ISSN 0308-521X.
  • Maucorps, Ambre and Münch, Arndt and Brkanovic, Sanja and Schuh, Bernd and Dwyer, Janet C and Vigani, Mauro and Khafagy, Amr and Coto Sauras, María and Deschellette, Perrine and Lopez, Andrea and Severini, Simone and Antonioli, Federico and Gaugitsch, Roland and Powell, John R and Kubinakova, Katarina and Derszniak-Noirjean, Martyna and Gaupp-Berghausen, Mailin and Salasan, Cosmin and Hsiung, Chien-Hui and Fasching, Florian and Keringer, Florian (2019-10-15) The EU farming employment: current challenges and future prospects
  • Creemers, Sarah and Van Passel, Steven and Vigani, Mauro and Vlahos, George (2019-08-02) Relationship between farmers’ perception of sustainability and future farming strategies: A commodity-level comparison. Agriculture and Food, 4 (3), pp.613-642.
  • Vigani, Mauro and Kathage, Jonas (2019-07-26) To risk or not to risk? Risk management and farm productivity. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101 (5), pp.1432-1454. ISSN 0002-9092.

More publications from Dr. Mauro Vigani can be found in the Research Repository.