UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Emilia Tjernström, University of Wisconsin

Media and Motivation: The effect of performance pay on writers and content

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

Brian Dillon, University of Washington

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March 13, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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April 3, 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

Direct Farm, Production Base, Traceability and Food Safety in China

J. Ding, J. Huang, X. Jia, J. Bai, S. Boucher, and M. Carter. Journal of Integrative Agriculture (2015) 14 (11): 2380-2390.

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.

Leveling with Friends: Social Networks and Indian Farmers' Demand for a Technology with Heterogeneous Benefits

N. Magnan, D.J. Spielman, T.J. Lybbert, and K. Gulati. Journal of Development Economics (2015) 116: 223-251.

Assessing the Returns to R&D on Perennial Crops: The Costs and Benefits of Pierce's Disease Research in the California Winegrape Industry

J.M. Alston, K.B. Fuller, J.D. Kaplan, and K.P. Tumber. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2015) 59 (1): 95-115.

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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2116 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515

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