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Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics

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.

Selected Publications

Knowledge is (Less) Power: Experimental Evidence from Residential Energy Use

Jessoe, K. and D. Rapson. American Economic Review, forthcoming.


Agriculture in the Global Economy

Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey. The Journal of Economic Perspectives 28(1) (2014): 121-146.


Cars on crutches: How much abatement do smog check repairs actually provide?

Mérel, P., A. Smith, J. Williams, and E. Wimberger. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2014).


Poverty and land redistribution

Keswell, M. and M.R. Carter. Journal of Development Economics (2013).


The Private and Social Economics of Bulk Electricity Storage

Carson, R. and K. Novan. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. IN PRESS.


Does efficient irrigation technology lead to reduced groundwater extraction?: Empirical evidence

Pfeiffer L. and C.-Y.C. Lin. (2014). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 67(2): 189-208.

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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