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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

Producer Heterogeniety and Voting Power in Mandatory US Agricultural Marketing Organisations

Z. Plakias and R.E. Goodhue. European Review of Agricultural Economics (2015) 42 (5): 739-763.

Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements for Pregnant Women Reduce Newborn Stunting in a Cluster-randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial in Bangladesh

M.K. Mridha, S.L. Matias, C.M. Chaparro, R.R. Paul, S. Hussain, S.A. Vosti, et al. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016) 103 (1): 236-249.

Where and How Index Insurance Can Boost the Adoption of Improved Agricultural Technologies

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

A Framework to Analyze the Performance of Thinly Traded Agricultural Commodity Markets

M.K. Adjemian, T.L. Saitone, and R.J. Sexton. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2016) 98 (2): 581-596.

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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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).

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