European Association of Wine Economists​

EUAWE Chania conference Program - 28-31 may 2023

EuAwe next conference will take place in Chania, Crete, from the 28th to the 31st of may 2023. 

The CIHEAM MAIch will welcome us all : More details about the programme are to be found on the event page

We are happy to present your our two Plenary session speakers


Alejandro Fuentes Espinoza

Head of Unit “Economy and Law” at International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)


Agricultural engineer and with a PhD in economics, Mr. Fuentes Espinoza has worked for more than 20 years in the private sector and research in the agri-food sector, with a specialization in the vine and wine sector. His work at the international level has focused on the development, implementation and coordination of projects, mainly on the issues of environment, climate change, sustainability and resilience, food security and consumer behavior.

In 2018, he joined the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) as Head of the Viticulture Unit and today he holds the position of Head of the Economics and Law Unit. Within the OIV he is in charge of aspects of sustainability, regulations and economic issues of the sector. Since 2020, he has also been appointed as a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the international initiative “4 per 1000” on sustainable soil management.


Presentation title :

The OIV and the vitivinicultural sector: New challenges in production and trade in the face of new global issues.




Panagiotis Kalaitzis

Head of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Laboratory at Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania


Panagiotis Kalaitzis holds a PhD from University of Maryland – College Park, USA and the interdisciplinary programme on Molecular & Cell Biology and is currently Studies & Research Coordinator of the Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology Department at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH) in Crete, Greece and director of the Laboratory of Molecular biology & biotechnology. MAICH is one of the constituent Institutes of the International Organization CIHEAM (International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies), an Intergovernmental Organization. The research interests focus on the characterization of the physiological significance of genes involved in the biosynthesis of cell wall glycoproteins such prolyl 4 hydroxylases and Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) and particularly on developmental programmes such as fruit ripening, abscission and abiotic stresses such as salinity and waterlogging in olive. He authored and co-authored more than 65 publications and coordinated or participated in more than 35 European and National research and development programs. Moreover, his group has extensive experience on olive oil authentication using DNA-based approaches and plant phenomics using image analysis algorithms in olive, tomato and recently on grape seeds. His laboratory trained more than 140 Master of Science students the last 24 years while more than 50 of them continued for PhD studies and currently work in plant sciences and other fields in various European countries and America. Greek wines and wine tasting might be considered an additional activity.


Panos Kalaitzis will present the greek wines challenges from different point of view (economic, agricultural, cultural, historical,etc.)  


Orley Ashenfelter, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bordeaux

The University of Bordeaux awards the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Orley Ashenfelter, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. The ceremony takes place on Thursday April 6, 2023 at the Domaine du Haut-Carré in Talence

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20-21 march 2023 : European protected wine designations workshop

The EuAWE and VInCI SUDOE project are happy to present the draft programme of the comparativ analysis workshop. 

The goal of this workshop is to mobilize and involve economists to brainstorm and work on different research questions : Can we compare the structure and performance of wine regulations and appellations in different EU countries (FR, ES, IT, PT, …) to better understand the functioning and efficiency of their different models? How were these different systems created? What was (and is) the industrial organization of the wine industry behind them and how is it evolving thanks to the current appellation system? What is the relationship between the individual brands and the collective one that represents the PDO? Can we compare different appellation and regulation systems? Which indicators can be used to measure their performance? How should be the different systems be analyzed? 

These are some of the questions that could be investigated. More info on the news and event pages

Wine Economics & Business Symposium, 30.11- 01.12

INSEEC Grande Ecole Co is organizing the « Wine Economics & Business Symposium » with the University of Bordeaux, and The American Association of Wine Economists, in partnership with Vinitech-Sifel in Bordeaux, on November 30 and December 01, 2022.

A call of paper has been launched as well. 

Please check this link for all information and the call of paper. Selected papers may be considered for publication in: Economic Modelling or the Journal of Wine Economics

EuAWE 1st conference's book of abstracts available !


The first conference in Douro of the re-founded EuAWE was a great success thanks to the wonderful organization of the local team led by João Rebelo. 110 participants and almost 80 papers presented of which we have edited the long abstracts. They provide a wealth of valuable information on a wide range of topics. Many thanks to all the participants who accepted this publication.

Enjoy your reading and see you soon for our next events.

Jean-Marie Cardebat.


EuAWE is an academic association of researchers in the field of Wine Economics founded in 2020

It follows the VDQS, also known as EuAWE, which organised its first conference of Wine Economists in 1991 in Porrentruy, Switzerland.

EuAWE aims to develop knowledge in the field of Wine Economics

Creating links and meetings between researchers,  promoting exchanges between the world of research and professionals in the sector.

EuAWE has a mission to disseminate academic knowledge

Organisation of various events open to the public and workshops open to professionals. EuAWE is part of a collaborative approach with all the other organisations following the same objectives of promoting knowledge in Wine Economics.

EuAWE is supported by many institutional partners and companies in the sector

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EuAWE is a European association, governed by French law. It is located in Bordeaux, in the premises of the ISVV (Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin). It was created in 2019.

Address: 210 chemin de Leysotte, 33140 Villenave d’Ornon, FRANCE


Our missions

  • Promote knowledge in Wine Economics
  • Strengthen relationships among wine economists
  • Encourage collaboration between researchers and the wine industry
  • Develop links and synergies with other research networks