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Mary Evans, Claremont McKenna College


October 7, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Eliana Zeballos, University of California, Davis

Catching Up or Pulling Down? Interpersonal Comparisons and Destructive Actions: Experimental Evidence from Bolivia

October 12, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Sheila Olmstead, University of Texas, Austin


October 14, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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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

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.

Agriculture in the Global Economy

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

Bundling Drought Tolerance and Index Insurance to Reduce Rural Household Vulnerability to Drought

Travis J. Lybbert and Michael R. Carter. In: Arsenio M. Balisacan, Ujjayant Chakravorty and Majah-Leah V. Ravago, editors, Sustainable Economic Development. Oxford: Academic Press, 2014, pp.

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.

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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).