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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

American Farms Keep Growing: Size, Productivity, and Policy

Daniel A. Sumner. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(1) 2014: 147-166.

The Effects of Policy Expectation on Crop Supply, With an Application to Base Updating

Nathan P. Hendricks and Daniel A. Sumner. Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 96(3)(2014): 903-923.

Poverty and land redistribution

Malcolm Keswell and Michael R. Carter. Journal of Development Economics 110 (2014) 250-261.

Getting patents and economic data to speak to each other: An 'Algorithmic Links with Probabilities' approach for joint, analyses of patenting and economic activity

Travis J. Lybbert and Nikolas J. Zolasb. Research Policy 43 (2014) 530-542.

About Us

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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The BASIS Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP) is a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe that operates in support of USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. The AMA CRSP aims to improve the agricultural competitiveness and quality of life of the rural poor in the developing world through policy-relevant research that is dedicated to improving access to resources and enhancing the operation of markets.