Giovanbattista Califano is a PhD student in Food Science at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). He has a MSc degree in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical and Community Psychology (University of Naples Federico II, Italy).
His current research interests are mainly related to the psychological factors that can influence consumer healthy food choices and consumer attitudes toward novel and innovative foods.
Dept. of Agricultural Sciences
Via Università 96 – 80055 Portici, Naples, Italy
Tel. +39 081 2539094
PhD research project
The research project intends to develop a model to forecast food demand implementing econometrics and machine learning methodologies. The development and implementation of hybrid econometric-machine learning models represent the innovative elements of the research project, since these models are still hardly considered in the analysis of economic phenomena affecting the agri-food sector.