Beeronomics Conference 2013 University of York

Beeronomics Symposium at UC Davis, 2011

Freising Beeronomics Conference II, 2011

Beeronomics Sessions at the AAWE conference in UC Davis, 2010

Leuven Beeronomics Conference I, 2009




ANNOUCEMENT: Beeronomics Conference 2015, Seattle




NEWS: CALL FOR PAPERS on "The History of Beer and the Brewing Industry" for a Special Issue of Business History - click here!




CALL FOR PAPERS for a book on "Micros in the Brewing Industry", to be edited by Christian Garavaglia and Johan Swinnen. See here for more information!




The very first Beeronomics event in May 2009, the Leuven Beeronomics Conference I, turned out to be a great success. Since then, Beeronomics has been very much alive. A Beeronomics LinkedIn group was set up to allow Beeronomics enthusiasts to stay in touch. In June 2010, many Beeronomics members actively participated in the Beeronomics sessions at the conference of the American Association of Wine Economists in Davis, California. In addition, the number of publications on the economics of beer and brewing has been increasing and we received several expressions of interest for (hosting) future conferences and seminars.

To coordinate all these Beeronomics ideas and events, we proudly launched The Beeronomics Society, an international non-profit association of scholars and professionals analyzing the economics of beer and brewing, in August 2011.

In September 2011 Klaus Salhofer, Adriano Profeta and their colleagues from the Technische Universität München organized the Freising Beeronomics Conference II. Also Beeronomics II proved to be an inspiring event and stimulated many scientific and social interactions. The website of the Freising Beeronomics conference with the full program and links to all contributions is still online and can be found here.

In November 2011 the Center for Wine Economics and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis organized a half-day symposium on “Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing.”


The most recent Beeronomics event was the Third Beeronomics Conference, organized by Ignazio Cabras, David Higgins and their colleagues at York University. All information relating to the conference can be found here.


Should you have information on events and studies or other relevant information on the economics of beer and brewing which you would like to share with the members of The Beeronomics Society, do not hesitate to contact us!





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Beer Snobs do Exist: Estimation of Beer Demand by Type, by Daniel Toro González

The 10th "Trends in Brewing" Symposium was held from 1 – 5 April 2012 in Gent, see for details

The next Beeronomics Conference will take place at the University of York in the UK in 2013. The main organizer is Dr. Ignazio Cabras of The York Management School. More details will be provided soon.

The current issue of the Journal of Wine Economics contains a collection of articles on “Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing”, guest-edited by Johan Swinnen, Thijs Vandemoortele and Stijn Vanormelingen.


The Economics of Beer - a book edited by Johan F.M. Swinnen and published by Oxford University Press - is out now.


LICOS - KU Leuven is organizing a conference on The Economics and Politics of Chocolate, 16-18 September 2012.