UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Journal Articles

Champetier, Antoine, D. A. Sumner and J. E. Wilen. “The Bioeconomics of Honey Bees and Pollination.” Environmental and Resource Economics, 60(1). 2015:143-164.

Matthews, William A. and D. A. Sumner. “Effects of housing system on the costs of commercial egg production.” Poultry Science 94, 2015:552–557.

Pouliot, Sébastien and D. A. Sumner. “Differential Impacts of Country of Origin Labeling: COOL Econometric Evidence from Cattle Markets.” Food Policy, 49. 2014: 107-116.

Sumner, Daniel A. "American Farms Keep Growing: Size, Productivity, and Policy." The Journal of Economic Perspectives 28, no. 1, 2014: 147-166.

Lybbert, Travis J., Aaron Smith and D. A. Sumner. “Weather Shocks and Inter-Hemispheric Supply Responses: Implications for Climate Change Effects on Global Food Markets.” Climate Change Economics, 5(4). 2014.

Hendricks, Nathan P., S. Sinnathamby, K. Douglas-Mankin, A. Smith and D. A. Sumner. “The environmental effects of crop price increases: Nitrogen losses in the US Corn Belt.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68 (3), 507-526.

Hendricks, Nathan P., A. Smith, and D.A. Sumner. “Crop Supply Dynamics and the Illusion of Partial Adjustment.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(5). 2014:1469-1491.

Hendricks, Nathan P. and D. A. Sumner. “The Effects of Policy Expectations on Crop Supply, with an Application to Base Updating.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(3). 2014: 903-923.

Xiong, Bo, D. A. Sumner and W.A. Matthews. “A new market for an old food: the US demand for olive oil.”Agricultural Economics, 45 (S1), 2014: 107-118.

Pouliot, Sebastian  and D.A. Sumner. "Traceability, recalls, industry reputation and product safety." European Review of Agricultural Economics 40, 1 (2013): 121-142.

Balagtas, J.V., and D.A. Sumner. "Evaluation of U.S. Policies and the Supply Management Proposals for Managing Milk Margin Variability." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2)(2012): 522-527.

Rickard, B.J., and D.A. Sumner. "Was There Policy ‘Reform’? Evolution Of EU Domestic Support For Processed Fruits And Vegetables." Food Policy 36(3)(2011): 438-449.

Lybbert, T.J., and D.A. Sumner. "Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovation and Technology Diffusion." Food Policy 37: 114-123.

Sumner, D.A., J.M. Alston, and J.W. Glauber. "Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2) (2010):403-423.

Sumner, D.A., W.A. Matthews, J.A. Mench, and J.T.R. Molina. "The Economics of Regulations on Hen Housing in California." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(3) (2010):429-438.

Farinelli, B., C.A. Carter, C.-Y. C. Lin, and D.A. Sumner. "Import Demand for Brazilian Ethanol: A Cross-Country Analysis." Journal of Cleaner Production (2009):S9-S17.

Sumner, D.A. "Recent Commodity Price Movements in Historical Perspective." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5) (2009):1250-1256.

Lee, H., J. Huang, S. Rozelle, and D.A. Sumner. "Wine Markets in China: Assessing the Potential with Supermarket Survey Data." Journal of Wine Economics 4(1) (2009):94-113.

Alston, J.M., C.C. Mullally, D.A. Sumner, M. Townsend, and S.A. Vosti. "Likely Effects on Obesity from Proposed Changes to the U.S. Food Stamp Program." Food Policy 34(2) (2009):176-184.

Ahn, B.I., and D.A. Sumner. "Political Market Power Reflected in Milk Pricing Regulations." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(3) (2009):723-737.

Boland, M., V. Pozo, and D.A. Sumner. "Sunkist Growers: Refreshing the Brand." Review of Agricultural Economics 31(3) (2009):628-639.

Alston, J. M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States: National Evidence and International Comparisons." Food Policy 33(6) (2008):470-479.

Pouliot, S., and D.A. Sumner. "Traceability, Liability, and Incentives For Food Safety and Quality." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(1) (2008):15-27.

Rickard, B.J., and D.A. Sumner. "Domestic Support and Border Measures for Processed Horticultural Products." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(1) (2008):55-68.

Sánchez, D.S., M.A. Boland, and D.A. Sumner. "Sun-Maid Growers of California." Review of Agricultural Economics 30(2) (2008):360-369.

Balagtas, J.V., A. Smith, and D.A. Sumner. "Effects of Milk Marketing Order Regulation on the Share of Fluid Grade Milk in the United States." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(4)(2007): 839-851.

Pouliot, S. and D.A. Sumner. "Traceability, Liability and Incentives for Food Safety and Quality." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(1)(2008):15-27.

Rickard, B.J. and D.A. Sumner. "Domestic Support and Border Measures for Processed Horticultural Products: Analysis of EU Tomato Protection and Subsidies." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(1)(2008):55-68.

Alston, J.M. and D.A. Sumner. "Perspectives on Farm Policy Reform." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32(1)(2007): 1-19.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat? Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, and Their Policy Implications." Review of Agricultural Economics 28(3)(2006): 313-322.

Alston, J.M., J.V. Balagtas, H. Brunke, and D.A. Sumner. "Supply and Demand for Commodity Components: Implications of Free Trade versus AUSTFA for the U.S. Dairy." Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 50(2)(2006): 131-152.

Lee, H., D.A. Sumner, and B. Ahn. "Consequences of Further Opening of the Korean Dairy." Food Policy 31(3)(2006): 238-248.

Mullen, J.D., J.M. Alston, D.A. Sumner, M.T. Kreith, and N.V. Kuminoff. "The Payoff to Public Investments in Pest-Management R&D: General Issues and a Case Study Emphasizing Integrated Pest Management in California." Review of Agricultural Economics 27(4)(2005): 558-573.

Acquaye, A.K., J.M. Alston, H. Lee, and D.A. Sumner. "Economic Consequences of Invasive Species Policies in the Presence of Commodity Programs: Theory and Application to Citrus Canker." Review of Agricultural Economics 27(3)(2005): 498-504.

Sumner, D.A. and N.L.W. Wilson. "Capitalization of Farm Policy Benefits and the Rate of Return to Policy-Created Assets: Evidence from California Dairy Quota." Review of Agricultural Economics 27(2)(2005): 245-258.

Sumner, D.A., J.E. Bervejillo, and L.S. Jarvis. "Public Policy, Invasive Species and Animal Disease Management." International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 8(1)(2005):1-19.

Sumner, D.A., J.M. Antle, and B.L. Gardner. "Contributions of D. Gale Johnson to the Economics of Agriculture." Economic Development and Culture Change 52(3)(2004): 659-679.

McDonald, J.D. and D.A. Sumner. "The Influence of Commodity Programs on Acreage Response to Market Price: With an Illustration Concerning Rice Policy in the United States." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 85(4)(2003): 857-871.

Goodhue, R.E., D.M. Heien, H. Lee, and D.A. Sumner. "Contracts and Quality in the California Winegrape Industry." Review of Industrial Organization 23(3-4)(2003): 267-282.

Balagtas, J.V. and D.A. Sumner. "The Effect of the Northeast Dairy Compact on Producers and Consumers, with Implications of Compact Contagion." Review of Agricultural Economics 25(1)(2003): 123-144.

Balagtas, J.V., F.M. Hutchinson, J.M. Krochta, and D.A. Sumner. "Ex Ante Analysis of R&D: Anticipating Market Effects of New Uses for Whey and Evaluating Returns to R&D." Journal of Dairy Science 86(4)(2003): 1662-1672.

Selected Other Recent Publications

Lee, H., and Sumner, D.A. The Prospective Free Trade Agreement with Korea: Background, Analysis, and Perspectives for California Agriculture. Giannini Foundation Information Series Report 09-2, Davis, University of California, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. 60 p. 2009.

Sumner, D.A. "Economics and Agricultural Supply in California: The Activities and Role of the Giannini Foundation." A. P. Giannini and the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. W.E. Johnston and A.F. McCalla, eds., pp. 129-146. Davis, CA: Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, 2009.

Rickard, B.J., and Sumner, D.A. "Domestic Support Reform? A Closer Look At EU Policies Applied to Processed Fruits and Vegetables." Working Paper; WP 2008-23, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management. 33 p., 2008.

Frahan, B.H.D., T. Nkunzimana, R. D. Blander, F. Gaspart, and D.A. Sumner. "Farm Household Incomes and Reforming the CAP." Belgium, Université Catholique de Louvain. 21 p., 2008.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. "Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States." Coastal Grower, 2008.

Acquaye, A.K.A., J.M., Alston, H. Lee, and D.A. Sumner. "Hurricanes and Invasive Species: The Economics and Spatial Dynamics of Eradication Policies." New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health. Alfons G.J.M. Oude Lansink, ed., 15 p., The Netherlands: Springer Publishing, 2008.

Alston, J. M., D.A. Sumner, and H. Brunke. "Impacts of Reductions in U.S. Cotton Subsidies on West African Cotton Producers." Boston, MA: Oxfam, 2007.

Josling, T., D.A. Sumner, R.L. Thompson, M. Chambliss, and K. Laney. "The 2007 Farm Bill: Implications for Developing Countries." International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Issues Brief 25(2007).

Sumner, D.A., K. Arha, and T. Josling. "Commodity Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. "U.S. Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. K. Arha, T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson, eds., pp. 5-23. Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford, CA, , 2007.

Josling, T., D. Blandford, K. Arha, and D.A. Sumner. "U.S. Commodity Programs and WTO Commitments." U.S. Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. K. Arha, T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson, eds., pp. 25-52. Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford, CA, 2007.

Arha, K., T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson. "Conserving Ecosystem Services across Agrarian Landscapes." U.S. Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. K. Arha, T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson, eds., pp. 207-229. Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford, CA, 2007.

Arha, K., T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson. "Conclusions. "U.S. Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. K. Arha, T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson, eds., pp. 231-240. Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford, CA, 2007.

Sumner, D.A. "U.S. Farm Programs and African Cotton." International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Issues Brief 22(2007).

Olmstead, A.L. and D.A. Sumner. "Farm Policy."Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. S.B. Carter, S.S. Gartner, M.R. Haines, A.L. Olmstead, R. Sutch, and G. Wright, eds., pp. 4-31 – 4-37. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Choi, J., D.A. Sumner, and H. Lee. "Korea: Growth, Consolidation, and Prospects for Realignment." Agricultural R&D in the Developing World: Too Little Too Late? P.G. Pardey, J.M. Alston, and R.R. Piggott, eds., pp. 105-128. Washington DC: IFPRI, 2006.

Barkchello, R., T. Josling, and D.A. Sumner. "Agricultural Trade Disputes Between Canada and the United States: Costly but Diminishing." C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 224(2005): 1-29.

Sumner, D.A. "Boxed In: Conflicts between U.S. Farm Policies and WTO Obligations." 30pp. Cato Institute Trade Policy Analysis 32(2005):1-31.

Sumner, D.A. "Reducing Cotton Subsidies: The DDA Cotton Initiative." Agricultural Trade Reform and the DOHA Development Agenda. W. Martin and K. Anderson, eds., pp. 271-294. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2005.

Gray, R.S., D.A. Sumner, J.M. Alston, H. Brunke, and A.K.A. Acquaye. "Economic Consequences of Mandated Grading and Food Safety Assurance: Ex Ante Analysis of the Federal Marketing Order for California Pistachios." Giannini Foundation Monograph 46. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, 2005.

Sumner, D.A., J.E. Bervejillo, and N.V. Kuminoff. "The Measure of California Agriculture and its Importance in the State’s Economy." California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues, Jerry Siebert, ed., pp. 29-55. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, 2003.

Sumner, D.A., H. Bombrun, J.M. Alston, and D. Heien. "The Wine and Winegrape Industry in North America." Globalization of the World’s Wine Markets. K. Anderson, ed. London, UK: Edward Elgar, 2004.

Wang, D., J. Huang, D.A. Sumner, and S.D. Rozelle. "Quotas and Grain Production in China." Agricultural Trade and Policy in China: Issues, Analysis and Implications. S.D. Rozelle and D.A. Sumner, eds., pp. 111- 136. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2003.

Sumner, D.A. "Introduction and Overview." Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology, Economics and Public Policy for Biosecurity. D.A. Sumner, ed., pp. 3-7. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, 2003.

Sumner, D.A. "Economics of Policy for Exotic Pests and Diseases: Principles and Issues." Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology, Economics and Public Policy for Biosecurity. D.A. Sumner, ed., pp. 9-18. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, 2003.

Choi, J., D.A. Sumner, R.K. Webster, C.A. Greer. "Economic Consequences of a New Exotic Pest: The Introduction of Rice Blast in California." Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology, Economics and Public Policy for Biosecurity. Daniel A. Sumner, ed., pp. 214-224. Ames IA: Iowa State Press, 2003.

Sumner, D.A. and S. Tangermann. "International Trade Policy and Negotiations." Handbook of Agricultural Economics. B. Gardner and G. Rausser, eds., pp. 1999-2055. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North Holland Press, 2002.

Selected Books

U.S. Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill. K. Arha, T. Josling, D.A. Sumner, and B.H. Thompson, eds., Stanford, CA: Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, 2007.

Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology and Economics for Biosecurity. D.A. Sumner, ed., Ames, IA: Iowa State Press, 2003.

Returns to University of California Pest Management Research and Extension: Overview and Case Studies Emphasizing IPM (with John D. Mullen, Julian M. Alston, Marcia T. Kreith, and Nicolai V. Kuminoff). Oakland, California: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, ANR Publication 3482, May 2003.

Agricultural Trade and Policy in China: Issues, Analysis and Implications. S.D. Rozelle and D.A. Sumner, eds., Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2003.

The Economics of Agriculture: Volume 1, Selected Papers of D. Gale Johnson. J.M. Antle and D.A. Sumner, eds., Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

The Economics of Agriculture: Volume 2, Papers in Honor of D. Gale Johnson. John M. Antle and D.A. Sumner, eds., Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Agricultural Policy Reform in the United States. D.A. Sumner, ed., Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press, 1995.

Agricultural Trade Policy: Letting Markets Work. D.A. Sumner, ed., Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press, 1995.

Selected Recent Outreach Publications

Howitt, Richard, J. Medellín-Azuara, D. MacEwan, Jay Lund, D. A. Sumner. “Economic analysis of the 2014 drought for California agriculture.” UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. 2014.

Lee, Hyunok and D. A. Sumner. “Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in California Agriculture: Review of the Economics.” Duke University, Nicholas Institute for environmental Policy Solutions. 2014.

Sumner, Daniel A. “Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in California Agriculture. Outlook for California Agriculture to 2030.” Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 2014.

Xiong, Bo, W. A. Matthews, and D. A. Sumner. 2013. "New Demand for an Old Food: The U.S. Market for Olive Oil.” ARE Update 16(4):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

Sumner, Daniel A.. "What Is a Farm Bill, What Is in the 2013 Version, and What Does It Mean to California Agriculture?" ARE Update 16(6):1-3. University of  California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.  2013.

Balagtas, Joseph V., D.A. Sumner and J. Yu. "Changes Are Coming to U.S. Dairy Policy." ARE Update 16(6): 4-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.  2013.

Sumner, Daniel A. and C. Zulauf, Ohio State University. 2012. “Economic and Environmental  Effects of Agricultural Insurance Programs.” C-FARE http://issuu.com/cfare/docs/econenveffectsofaginsurance

Bovay, John and D. A. Sumner, “How does the Food Safety Modernization Act Affect     Farms and Food Marketing Firms?” OreCal Issues Brief #7, March 2013.

Lee, Hyunok and D. A. Sumner, “What is the Role of Crop Insurance for “Specialty” Crops?” OreCal Issues Brief  #6, March 2013.

Vergati, Jessica, and D. A. Sumner.“Contributions of Agriculture to Employment and the Economy in Southern California.” University of California Agricultural Issues Center, 2012.

Hanak, Ellen, J.Lund, B. Thompson, W. Bowman Cutter, B.Gray, D.Houston, R.Howitt, K.Jessoe, G. Libecap, J.Medellín-Azuara, S.Olmstead and D. A. Sumner. “Water and the California Economy.” Public Policy Institute of California. 2012.

Sumner, Daniel A. and C. Zulauf. “Economic and environmental effects of agricultural insurance programs.” Council on Food, Agriculture & Resource Economics, Washington, DC. 2012.

Sumner, Daniel A., J.T. Lapsley and J.T. Rosen-Molina. “Economics of Wine Import Duty and Excise Tax Drawbacks.”  ARE Update, 15,4. 2012.

Sumner, Daniel A. and H. Lee. "South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement will lower export barriers for California products." California Agriculture, Volume 65, Number 2, (April-June 2011).

Sumner, D.A. "Special Issue: The World of Wine-Economic Issues and Outlook from the Guest Editor." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 13(6) (2010):1.

Sumner, D.A. "Is the World Overflowing with Wine? The Global Context for California Wine Supply and Demand." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 13(6) (2010):2-5.

Sumner, D.A., and J.T.R. Molina. "Impacts of AB 32 on Agriculture. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 14(1) (2010):16-19.

Kwon, O.S., H. Lee, and D.A. Sumner. "Appellation, Variety, and Price of California Wines." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 11(4) (2008):15-19.

Sumner, D.A., J.T.R. Molina, W.A. Matthews, J.A. Mench, and K.R. Richter. "Economic Effects of Proposed Restrictions on Egg-Laying Hen Housing in California." Davis, CA: University of California, Agricultural Issues Center. 7 p., 2008.

Sumner, D.A. "Impacts of Recent Commodity Price Fluctuations on Farms in California and a Historical Perspective on Prospects for the Future." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 12(2) (2008):5-6.

Lee, H. and D.A. Sumner. "Farm Bill Energy Provisions: A California Perspective." AIC Farm Bill Brief 7(2007):6.

Ribes, A.C.d. and D.A. Sumner. "Agricultural Conservation and the 2007 Farm Bill: A California Perspective." AIC Farm Bill Brief 6(2007):4.

Balagtas, J., H. Boriss, and D.A. Sumner. "The Farm Bill and California Dairy." AIC Farm Bill Brief 5(2007):4.

Sumner, D.A. "The Farm Bill and California Food and Agriculture." AIC Farm Bill Brief 1(2007).

Stricker, S., R.A.E. Mueller, and D.A. Sumner. "Marketing Wine on the Web." Choices 22(1)(2007):31-34.

Rowhani, O. and D.A. Sumner. "California’s International Agricultural Exports in 2005." AIC Issues Brief 31( 2007):7.

Sumner, D.A. and H. Boriss. "Bee-conomics and the Leap in Pollination Fees." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 9(3)(2006):9-11.

Sumner, D.A. "U.S. Farm Policy and the White Commodities: Cotton, Rice, Sugar, and Milk." International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Farm Bill Series 2(2007):1-8.

Sumner, D.A. "U.S. Farm Bill Subsidies and World Commodity Markets." International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council Farm Bill Series 2(2007):1-8.

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