Konstadinos Mattas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Public economicsAgricultureAgricultural productivityProfitability indexEconomyBusinessInternational tradeEconomicsMarketingWork (electrical)Net present valueOrder (exchange)GeographyConsumer behaviourProduction (economics)Quality (business)Genetically modified foodContext (language use)European unionRural developmentAgricultural science
Publications 136
#3George Arampatzis (TUC: Technical University of Crete)H-Index: 13
Broadly consumed dietary patterns, such as the European and Western ones, are exerting pressures on biodiversity both in Europe and globally, and shifting toward a sustainable dietary pattern has thus become a must. This paper constitutes a preliminary communication of the results of a research project on the issue. In this study, the pressures of three dietary patterns (European, Western, and Mediterranean) on biodiversity are addressed in terms of land use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions,...
#1Paul Muller (UDS: University of Strasbourg)H-Index: 7
Last. Valentin BellassenH-Index: 16
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This article addresses the issue of the profitability of Food Quality Scheme (FQS) products as compared to reference products, which are defined as analogous products without quality label. We approach this question by taking into account the level of the value chain (upstream, processing, and downstream), the sector (vegetal, animal, seafood) and the type of FQS (PGI, PDO, Organic). We collected original data for several products produced in selected European countries, as well as in Thailand a...
#1Marion Drut (INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)H-Index: 2
#2Federico Antonioli (University of Parma)H-Index: 5
Last. Valentin Bellassen (INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)H-Index: 16
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This paper estimates the foodmiles (embedded distances) and transport-related carbon emissions of 27 Food Quality Scheme (FQS) products-Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) and organic- A nd their reference products. It goes further than the existing literature by adopting a value chain perspective, instead of the traditional consumer perspective, and focusing on FQS products. The same methodology is applied across all the case studies. The article spec...
The carbon and land footprint of 26 certified food products - geographical indications and organic products and their conventional references are assessed. This assessment goes beyond existing literature by (1) designing a calculation method fit for the comparison between certified food and conventional production, (2) using the same calculation method and parameters for 52 products - 26 Food Quality Schemes and their reference products - to allow for a meaningful comparison, (3) transparently d...
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#1Michele Donati (University of Parma)H-Index: 11
Last. Valentin Bellassen (INRA: Institut national de la recherche agronomique)H-Index: 16
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#1Christos Staboulis (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 1
#2Dimitrios Natos (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 3
Last. Konstadinos Mattas (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 15
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International trade has grown considerably over the last few decades. This increase can be attributed to several factors, among them a decline in international trade costs such as the decline in transportation costs and tariffs. A gap in the literature has been observed in understanding and measuring the concept of real trade costs and their impact on international trade. This paper tries to assess and estimate the impact of trade costs on international trade for main trade sectors like agricult...
#1Konstadinos Mattas (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 15
#2George Baourakis (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania)H-Index: 12
Last. Hanin Hosni (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 1
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AbstractNowadays, consumers’ quality awareness and health consciousness drive the agri-food market towards a consumer-response food market. As a result, many producers and firms in the Euro-Mediter...
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#1Christos Karelakis (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 7
#2Panagiotis Zevgitis (DUTH: Democritus University of Thrace)H-Index: 1
Last. Konstadinos Mattas (A.U.Th.: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)H-Index: 15
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AbstractConsumers' needs have grown to such an extent that they are sought out of nutritious and pleasant organoleptic foods, as well as functional foods. This study explores consumer attitudes towards health nutrition products and particularly functional foods, using data from a survey to 325 consumers. The results designate that consumers recognize different kinds of functional foods, willing to pay a premium for their purchase. They perceive that functional foods may contribute to easily foll...
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