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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.


Recent Publications

Lipid-based nutrient supplementation in the first 1000 d improves child growth in Bangladesh: a cluster-randomized effectiveness trial

K.G. Dewey, M.K. Mridha, S.L. Matias, C.D. Arnold, J.R. Cummins, … S.A. Vosti, et al. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2017) 105 (4).

Do firms leverage the FDA nutrient label rounding rules to generate favorable nutrition fact panels or health claims?

M.A.Wright, T.K.M.Beatty, and H.H.Chouinard. Food Policy (2020) January.

Can Insurance Help Manage Climate Risk and Food Insecurity? Evidence from the Pastoral Regions of East Africa

M.R. Carter, S.A. Janzen, and Q. Stoeffler. In L. Lipper, N. McCarthy, D. Zilberman, S. Asfaw, and G. Branca (Eds.), Climate Smart Agriculture: Building Resilience to Climate Change (2018) Springer: 201-225.

Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Value of the Women, Infants, and Children Program's Fruit and Vegetable Voucher

M. Çakır, T.K.M. Beatty, et al. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2018) 100 (3): 691-706.

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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University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95616

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