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Fabrizio De Filippis

The curiosity

"Curiosity, determination and teamwork, together with irony, are the greatest drivers for change and improvement.”

For Fabrizio De Filippis, professor of economics and expert in agricultural policies, environmental sustainability is no longer negotiable and the agri-food sector has shown itself to be a strategic and 'resilient' sector in its ability to respond to the global crisis. 
Prof. De Filippis tells us how the sustainability model should not be imposed upon producers, but built together with them. This is an opportunity to be taken advantage of to evolve in this sector. A fundamental aspect of this process is the orientation and education of new generations in relation to future challenges and opportunities


Fabrizio De Filippis (Naples, 1952) graduated in Economics from the University of Naples in 1975. He held a CNR scholarship from 1977 to 1981; Researcher at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rome La Sapienza from 1981 to 1987; Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Policy at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Tuscia from 1987 to 1994 and at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Roma Tre from 1994 to 2000 where since 2000 he has been Full Professor at the Department of Economics, where he teaches Agri-food Economics and Policy. He is currently Vice-Rector.
From 1984 to 1992 he collaborated with the Centre for Specialisation and Economic-Agricultural Research in Portici. From 1998 to 2007 he was FAO international consultant in Brazil and Syria for post-graduate training and institution building projects. From 1999 to 2003 he coordinated the Observatory on EU Agricultural Policies of the National Institute of Agricultural Economics. From 2002 to 2006, he edited the quarterly journal QA-The Agrarian Question. He was one of the founders of the Manlio Rossi-Doria Association, of which he was Director for a long time, and then of the Manlio Rossi-Doria Research Centre. From 2007 to 2014, he coordinated the Coldiretti 2013 Group, a think tank on agricultural policy issues. Since 2014, he has been a board member and vice-president of CAR (Centro Agroalimentare Roma).
At the University of Roma Tre he has been:

  • Coordinator of the PhD in Institutions, Environment and Development from 1998 to 2003

  • Director of the Department of Economics and member of the Academic Senate from 2008 to 2013

  • Elected member of the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2019.

  • Pro-rector with responsibility for sustainable development policies since November 2019.

  • Vice-rector since November 2030

As a student of the School of Manlio Rossi-Doria and Michele De Benedictis, Fabrizio De Filippis' areas of research are Agricultural Economics, International Trade and Agricultural Policy, with particular reference to the EU Common Agricultural Policy, Territorial Policies and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He is the author of over 200 publications, including monographs, contributions to books and articles in national and international journals.

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