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Our faculty participate actively in the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. The broad mission of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California.

Recent Publications

Crop Supply Dynamics and the Illusion of Partial Adjustment

Nathan P. Hendricks, Aaron Smith, and Daniel A. Sumner. Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 96(5)(2014): 1469-1491.


Individual and Cooperative Management of Invasive Species in Human-mediated Landscapes

RS Epanchin-Niell, JE Wilen. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97 (1), 180-198.


Migration and fuel use in rural Mexico

Manning, D.T. and J.E. Taylor. Ecological Economics 102, 126-136.


Genetic erosion in maize's center of origin

George A. Dyer, López-Feldman, Yúnez-Naude, and J. Edward Taylor. PNAS, 111(39) (2014):14094-14099.

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We consistently rank at the top of the agricultural and applied economics profession and are part of the best university in the world for agriculture and forestry. The depth, breadth and rigor of our teaching, research and outreach enable us to make major contributions to society in the areas of agriculture, environment and natural resources, and international development. We offer a popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs.

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Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics

The RMI Center for Wine Economics undertakes and facilitates research and education about the economics of the production and consumption of wine grapes and wine in California and around the world. Current projects include collaborations with colleagues in Australia, France (Bordeaux), and Italy (Chianti Classico).