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Mohamad Alloush, University of California, Davis
J. Edward Taylor, University of California, Davis

Economic Life in a Refugee Camp

November 30, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Jake LaRiviere, Microsoft Research


December 2, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Christine Carroll, University of California, Davis

Short- vs. Long-Term Decision-Making for Disease Control: A Dynamic Structural Econometric Model of Verticillium Wilt Management

December 3, 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

Where and how index insurance can boost the adoption of improved agricultural technologies

M.R. Carter, L. Cheng. A. Sarris. Journal of Development Economics 118 (2016) 59-71.

Compound-risk aversion, ambiguity and the willingness to pay for microinsurance

G. Elabed, M.R. Carter. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 118, (2015) 150-166.

Cooperative stability under stochastic quality and farmer heterogeneity

P. Mérel, T.L. Saitone, R.J. Sexton. European Review of Agricultural Economics (2015) 1-31.

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

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

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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.