Skip to content

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Researchers with a fixed-term contract | Sustainable Food Consumption Behaviour

Isabel Schäufele-Elbers

+39 0474 013646

BK A1.08
Faculty of Economics and Management
Universitätsplatz 1 - Piazzetta dell'Università, 1

Short bio

Isabel Schäufele-Elbers joined the Faculty of Economics and Management as an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics in February 2022.

She has received her PhD in 2018 in Economics and Social Sciences from the Department of Agricultural and Food Marketing at the University of Kassel where she also worked as a Post-doc Research Assistant. Isabel's dissertation analysed the "Factors influencing the purchase behaviour of consumers for organic wine:  An analysis of household panel data" for which she received the best dissertation award from the German Society of Economics and Social Sciences in Agriculture. Isabel's research interests are in the area of consumer behaviour, sustainable food consumption and wine economics extending this now also to tourism related aspects.


Enogastronomic Tourism

31011 · AGR/01 · LM-77 Tourism Management · DE

Experiential tourism: current trends in food and wine

30180 · AGR/01 · L-18 Tourism, Sport & Event Management · DE

Sustainable Tourism Development

30181 · AGR/01 · L-18 Tourism, Sport & Event Management · DE

Main Research Areas

So far, much of her empirical work has dealt with household panel data, in particular with the attitude-behaviour gap related to sustainable food. However, her research interests are broader and also relate to experimental designs and behavioural interventions and cover topics such as reduced meat consumption, protein alternatives, biodiversity-friendly agriculture and food waste behaviour.