UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Craig McIntosh, University of California, San Diego

The controlled choice design and private paternalism in pawnshop borrowing

June 6, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa Barbara

A New Estimator for Dynamic Resource Models, with an Application to Reservoir Management

June 8, 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Edward Andrew Miguel, University of California, Berkeley


October 24, 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.

Continuing in celebration of the Ph.D. program's 50th anniversary, The UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics PhD Program: The First 50 Years by Alex F. McCalla, Julian M. Alston, and K. Aleks Schaefer is available to read.


Selected Publications

Rangeland Ecosystem Service Markets: Panacea or Wicked Problem?

L.M. Roche, T.L. Saitone, and K.W. Tate. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (2021) 5.

The Macro Effects of Climate Policy Uncertainty

S. Fried, K. Novan, and W.B. Peterman. FEDS Notes 2021 (March).

Comparing estimated cost‐effectiveness of micronutrient intervention programs using primary and secondary data: evidence from Cameroon

K.P. Adams, H. Luo, S.A. Vosti, J.Kagin, I. Ngnie-Teta, A. Ndjebayi, et al. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2021) December.

Upstream innovation leakage in Uganda's coffee planting material pipeline

G. Diiro, D. Kawooya, T.J. Lybbert, and S. Wunsch-Vincent. European Review of Agricultural Economics (2023) February.

All Publications

Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 26, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2023

  1. Bruno, Ellen M. "From Drought to Deluge: Designing Groundwater Pricing Policies to Cope With California’s Water Woes."
  2. Zilberman, David, Thomas Reardon, Joseph Cooper and Sadie Shoemaker. "Thinking in Terms of Supply Chains Rather Than Individual Markets."
  3. Ferguson, Joel. "How Much Will Air Quality Improve Thanks to the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Burning Ban?"

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.

Our newly implemented Diversity and Inclusion in Research Education and Career Training (DIRECT) program will expose, encourage, prepare and involve students from diverse backgrounds in agricultural economics. It is closely aligned with a campus-wide commitment to recognize and nurture talent and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education. For more information, see: UCD Principles of Community, UCD Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and UCD Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision.  


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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access at UC Davis conducts and supports research on policies and programs designed to help poor and smallholder farmers and pastoralists worldwide to manage risk, adopt productive technologies and take an active part in economic growth. Operating with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), our researchers from UC Davis and across the globe are developing and testing solutions that empower small-scale agriculturalists and their communities to build a resilient future free of the need for emergency aid.

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