Paolo commenced his doctoral studies in 2021, funded by the esteemed WASS Graduate School scholarship. Under the expert supervision of Dr. Ir. Koos Gardebroek and Dr. Ir. Yann de Mey, Paolo is engaged in an extensive investigation into the application of machine learning techniques in agricultural economics. His research endeavors encompass diverse areas, including the prediction of future prices and the assessment of policy impacts within the agricultural sector.