UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Aaron Smith, University of California, Davis


December 7, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Kristin Kiesel, University of California, Davis

Food safety labels: Analysis of data from an experiment in Vietnam

December 14, 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

Spillovers from Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Water and Energy Use

K. Jessoe, G.E. Lade, F. Loge, and E. Spang. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2021) 8 (2).

Out-of-pocket costs and time spent attending antenatal care services: a case study of pregnant women in selected rural communities in Zinder, Niger

C.T. Ouédraogo, S.A. Vosti, K. R. Wessells, C.D. Arnold, M.T. Faye, and S.Y. Hess. BMC Health Services Research (2021) 21 (47).

Effect of religion on the risk behaviour of rural Ghanaian women: evidence from a controlled field experiment

E. Ayifah, A.T. Romm, U. Kollamparambil, and S.A. Vosti. Review of Social Economy (2022) 80 (2).

Economic and social feasibility pilot of ethanol fuel for clean cooking in upland Sierra Leone

D.K. Armstrong, M. Kailie, A. Sulay Koroma, M. Kailie, P. Nasielski, T. Lybbert, et al. Development in Practice (2023) 33 (1): 16-29.

All Publications

Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 27, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2023

  1. Hill, Alexandra E. "California’s Overtime Law for Agricultural Workers: What Happened to Worker Hours and Pay?"
  2. Smith, Aaron. "California Rice Rebounds After a Brutal 2022."
  3. "Faculty Profile: Brittney Goodrich."
  4. Saitone, Tina L. and Kenneth W. Tate. "The Cost of Coexistence: Impacts of Expanding Wolf Populations on California’s Ranchers."

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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