REECAP 2018 Vienna

2nd REECAP workshop in Vienna 26-27th September 2018

organized by REECAP, BOKU, and IUSF in cooperation with the "Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics"

The Research network on Economic Experiments for the CAP (REECAP) is a EU-wide informal consortium created in 2017. REECAP’s objectives is to contribute to the constant improvement of European agricultural policies, by providing robust results on their net impact, but also by helping to design well-adjusted and effective policy interventions, in the fields, amongst others, of income support, investment policies, risk management and agri-environment including climate change. REECAP can thus help to identify and evaluate policies which are well accepted by farmers, improve the effectiveness of public money spending and yield to more satisfactory outcomes for food consumers and for citizens. REECAP is open to those who wish to promote behavioural analysis and economic experimental designs for the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of European agricultural policies .

The first REECAP workshop in June 2017 in Angers (France) was a success. A special issue of the European Review of Agricultural Economics “Enriching the CAP evaluation toolbox with experimental approaches” has been launched with two members of REECAP as guest editors.

The Angers workshop participants have unanimously decided that a second workshop should follow. Here we are! The 2nd REECAP workshop will take place in Vienna (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences) from 26th to 27th of September 2018. The second day of the REECAP workshop in Vienna will be organized together with the 28th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (27th to 28th September) on the topic “Scientific Methods for an evidence based agricultural policy”. Participants of the REECAP workshop are invited to participate to both events from 26th to 28th September.

Objectives of the REECAP workshop

The objective of this workshop is to strengthen and enlarge the REECAP community of researchers and experts. We will welcome contributions showcasing how experimental approaches (lab and field experiments, discrete choice experiments, randomized controlled trials) can be mobilized to improve ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of CAP-related measures. We are open to a broad range of contributions, even if they have not the format of a publishable paper: presentation of path-breaking ideas to improve experimental approaches, illustrations of successes and failures of policy evaluation in the field of agriculture and environment, literature surveys and meta-analyses, proposals for multidisciplinary approaches involving experiments (with behavioural and socio-psychological analysis for example), illustrations of the complementarity of evaluation tools, etc. We want to foster a lively and fruitful discussion on research questions, on methodological difficulties, and on the way we can work together with policy-makers and stakeholders.

Some time will be dedicated during the workshop to think together how we can move forward and organize joint work and continuous exchanges within the REECAP network.

Submission of abstracts and workshop outlines

Participants are invited to present their own work at the workshop. Participation who don't want to present their own work are equally welcome.

Abstracts for presentations must be submitted per email to The submitted 400 words abstracts must be in English and in Microsoft Word format. The template for contributed papers is available online. The abstracts will be reviewed by two members of the REECAP organizing committee. By submitting an abstract you agree that the abstract is published in conference proceedings.

Next to abstracts for presentations, also outlines for contributed workshops can be submitted. A workshop is 1.5h long and is flexible in format. See the template for contributed workshops for details.

You may additionally want to submit a (non-experimental) paper to the 28th Annual Conference of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA). The deadline for ÖGA Shortpapers has also been extended to 6th of May 2018. For details see the ÖGA call for papers at Please do not submit the same paper to the REECAP and the ÖGA call.

Important dates

  • 6th May Exended Deadline for submission of abstracts and workshop outlines
  • 6th June Notification of acceptance of submissions
  • 15st August Deadline for registration and transfer of registration fee

Program of the workshop

Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Morning (9.00-12.00)

  • Opening
  • Keynote by Kent Messer from the Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research in the US (CBEAR) (45 minutes + 15 minutes discussion)
  • Coffee break
  • REECAP Contributed papers sessions (20 minutes + 5 min discussion each)

Noon (12.00-13.30)

  • Lunch (sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship of Environmental Economics, University of Osnabruck, with funding from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation)


Thursday, 27th September 2018 (jointly with the ÖGA annual conference)

Morning: Plenary session (jointly with ÖGA) “Methods for an evidence based agricultural policy”


  • Lunch (included in the participation fee)


  • REECAP and ÖGA contributed paper sessions (15 min+5 min discussion each)
  • Coffee break
  • REECAP and ÖGA contributed workshops (1.5 h workshops)


  • Evening reception and ceremony of the ÖGA Award (partly in German)

Friday, 28th September 2018 (ÖGA conference, REECAP participants welcome)

Morning (no additional fees for REECAP participants)

  • ÖGA Contributed paper sessions (15 min+5 min discussion each)
  • Coffee break
  • ÖGA Contributed paper sessions (15 min+5 min discussion each)


Keynote speakers


A fee of € 90 should be paid by 15st August 2018 into the ÖGA’s bank account (IBAN: AT81 1200 0251 1113 6100; BIC: BKAUATWW). The amount includes participation to REECAP workshop and ÖGA conference: lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, refreshment breaks and the Thursday evening reception. The cost of accommodation and of the field trip are not included.

For registration we will provide a link to an online form here.


The workshop takes place at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Feistmantelstrasse 4, 1180 Vienna. The venue is located in a residential area next to a big park ("Türkenschanzpark") located about 50 minutes by public transport from the main station (station 'Wien Hauptbahnhof') and 20 minutes to the city center (e.g., Station 'Schottentor').

Feistmantelstr. 4. (CC BY-ND 2.0) by BOKU (2013)

Getting around

For planing your trips in Vienna you can use the webpage

You can get to the workshop venue with the buses 10A, 37A and 40A (get off at station "Dänenstraße" and go to "Guttenberghaus" wich is building number 3 on this map).

Single tickets (2,40€) for public transport are valid for one trip (including all changes between bus, tram, metro&trains). Tickets are available at vending machines in metro stations, in trams, at tabacconists and through an app (tickets cannot be bought on buses). A ticket for 1 day is 5.80€, for 24h 14.10€ and for 48h 17.10€. For details on available tickets use the webpage of the Wiener Linien.

For trips from/to the airport ('Flughafen Wien Bahnhof') it is cheapest to use the federal railways ÖBB (4.10€). Alternatively the CAT-railway (€11) and the Airport bus (8€) may be used.

Tram in Vienna. (CC BY-SA 2.0) by My Train Pix (2011)

Accommodation options

The number of accomodations close to the venue is limited.

Schönbrunn Palace. (CC BY 2.0) by Yuri Dekovic Escobar (2014)


Contact: Email:; Web:

Organizing committee

Riccardo D’Alberto, Marie Ferre, Elisabeth Gsottbauer, Kati Häfner, Luka Juvančič, Jorie Knook, Laure Kuhfuss, Marianne Lefebvre, Ulrich Morawetz, Raphaële Préget, Meri Raggi, Jens Rommel, Fabian Thomas, Sophie Thoyer, David Viaggi, Matteo Zavalloni.

The workshop is jointly organized by REECAP, Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (ÖGA), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) and the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship of Environmental Economics at the Institute for Environmental Systems Research at Osnabruck University.