UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Farid Farrokhi, Purdue University

Global Sourcing in Oil Markets

April 23, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Pascaline Dupas

Levine Lecture---Improving Health Outcomes For The Bottom Billion: What’s Effective and Why

April 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


April 26, 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

Enhancing Innovation in the Ugandan Agri-Food Sector: Progress, Constraints, and Possibilities

T. Lybbert, K. Saxena, J. Ecuru, et al. In Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin, and Sacha Wunsch- Vincent (Eds.), The Global Innovation Index 2017 Innovation Feeding the World (2017) Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO, Ithaca.

Spice Price Spikes: Simulating Impacts of Saffron Price Volatility in a Gendered Local Economy-Wide Model

M. Filipski, A. Abdellah, T.J. Lybbert, and J.E. Taylor. World Development (2017) 91: 84-99.

Economic value of ecological information in ecosystem-based natural resource management depends on exploitation history

T.E. Essington, J.N. Sanchirico, and M.L. Baskett. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018) January.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Energy Balance, and Weight Gain

J.P. MacEwan, A. Smith, J.M. Alston. Food Policy (2016) 61: 103-120.

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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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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