UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Michael Roberts, University of Hawai'i

Variable Pricing and the Social Cost of Renewable Energy

March 21, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Samuel Bazzi, Boston University

Unity in Diversity? How Intergroup Contact Can Foster Nation Building

April 3, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Yang Yao, Peking University

Adolescent Political Exposure and Gender Preferences in Adulthood: A Study of Chinese Counties during 1950-1990

April 9, 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.


Recent Publications

Economic Impact of Refugees

J.E. Taylor, M.J. Filipski, M. Alloush, A. Gupta, R.I. Rojas Valdes, and E. Gonzalez-Estrada. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016) 113 (27): 7449-7453.

Estimation of CARA Preferences and Positive Mathematical Programming

Q. Paris. Open Journal of Statistics (2018) 8 (1).

Maternal supplementation with small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements during pregnancy and lactation does not reduce depressive symptoms at 6 months postpartum in Ghanaian women: a randomized controlled trial

H. Okronipa, S. Adu-Afarwuah, A. Lartey, P. Ashorn, S.A. Vosti, et al. Archives of Women's Mental Health (2017): 1-9.

Commodity Storage and the Market Effects of Biofuel Policies

C.A. Carter, C. Rausser and A. Smith. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2017) 99 (4): 1027-1055.

2017 Year in Review

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics successes in 2017 include being ranked No. 1 in the world, benefitting from a Bloomberg Terminal, and awards given to faculty, Ph.D students, and master's students.

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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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The BASIS Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP) is a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe that operates in support of USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. The AMA CRSP aims to improve the agricultural competitiveness and quality of life of the rural poor in the developing world through policy-relevant research that is dedicated to improving access to resources and enhancing the operation of markets.

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