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Professor Menapace holds a Laurea degree in Agricultural Sciences (University of Padua, Italy), a Master degree in Agribusiness (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Italy), and a PhD in Economics (Iowa State University, USA). After completing her PhD, she worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Trento, Italy (2010-2012), and as an assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Germany (2012-2013). Since 2013, she holds the BayWa endowed professorship ''Governance in International Agribusiness'' at TUM. She received a tenured position at TUM in 2020.

Selected publications

  • Ola, O. and Menapace, L. 2020. “A meta-analysis understanding smallholder entry into high-value markets.” World Development (forthcoming).
  • Menapace, L. and Raffaelli, R. 2020. “Unraveling hypothetical bias in discrete choice experiments.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 176:416-430.
  • Rahbauer, S., Menapace, L., Menrad, K. and Lang, H. 2018. “Determinants for the adoption of green electricity by German SMEs – An empirical examination.” Energy Policy, 123, 533-543.
  • Menapace, L. and Raffaelli, R. 2017. “Preferences for locally grown products: Evidence from a natural field experiment.” European Review of Agricultural Economics 44 (2), 255-284.
  • Menapace L, Colson G., Raffaelli R. 2015. “A Comparison of Hypothetical Risk Attitude Elicitation Instruments for Explaining Farmer Crop Insurance Purchases.” European Review of Agricultural Economics: 1-23.
  • Menapace, L., Colson, G. and Raffaelli, R. 2015. “Climate Change Beliefs and Perceptions of Agricultural Risks: An Application of the Exchangeability Method.” Global Environmental Change, 35, 70-81.