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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

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.


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).


A new market for an old food: the U.S. demand for olive oil

Bo Xiong, Daniel Sumner, William Matthews. Agricultural Economics 45 (2014) supplement 107-118.

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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BASIS

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.