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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

Uniting remote sensing, crop modelling and economics for agricultural risk management

E. Benami, Z. Jin, M.R. Carter, A. Ghosh, R.J. Hijmans, A. Hobbs, et al. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment (2021) 2: 140-159.

Impacts of Mandatory GE Food Labeling: A Quasi-Natural Experiment

C.A. Carter and K.A. Schaefer. Impacts of Mandatory GE Food Labeling: A Quasi-Natural Experiment (2019) 101 (1): 58-73.

The Green Dividend Dilemma: Carbon Dividends Versus Double-Dividends

S. Fried, K. Novan, and W. Peterman. FEDS Notes (2019) March.

Exploitation of a Mobile Resource with Costly Cooperation

G.S. Sampson and J.N. Sanchirico. Environmental and Resource Economics (2019) 73 (4): 1135-1163.

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 5, May/Jun, 2021

  1. Shoumitro Chatterjee and Aprajit Mahajan. "Why Are Indian Farmers Protesting the Liberalization of Indian Agriculture?"
  2. Juhee Lee, Mehdi Nemati, and Ariel Dinar. "How Has Residential Per Capita Water Consumption in California Changed Between 1994–2019?"
  3. Tina L. Saitone, K. Aleks Schaefer, and Daniel P. Scheitrum. "COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality in U.S. Meatpacking Counties."

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 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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