UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

K. Aleks Schaefer, Oklahoma State University

Sustainable Groundwater Regulation in an International Marketplace

September 30, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Tor Tolhurst, Purdue University

Bubbles in the Field

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

Paul Mwebaze, University of California, Davis

Identifying Leading Indicators of Spikes in Invasive Species Contamination of International Trade

October 14, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

David Just, Cornell University


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

Danea Horn, University of California, Davis

From Prevention to Treatment: Prescription Medication and Health Behavior

October 28, 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

Do firms leverage the FDA nutrient label rounding rules to generate favorable nutrition fact panels or health claims?

M.A.Wright, T.K.M.Beatty, and H.H.Chouinard. Food Policy (2020) 91.

Using Price Elasticities of Water Demand to Inform Policy

E.M. Bruno and K. Jessoe. Annual Review of Resource Economics (2021) 13.

Heterogeneous Benefits of Virus Screening for Grapevines in California

J.Y. Cheon, M. Fenton, E. Gjerdseth, Q. Wang, S. Gao, ... T.J. Lybbert, et al. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (2020) April.

Within-Person Variation in Nutrient Intakes across Populations and Settings: Implications for the Use of External Estimates in Modeling Usual Nutrient Intake Distributions

C.D. French, J.E. Arsenault, C.D. Arnold, D. Haile, H. Luo, ... S.A. Vosti, et al. Advances in Nutrition (2021) 12 (2): 429-451.

All Publications

Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2021

  1. David Zilberman. "Science-Based Agriculture for Expanding Food Production and Sustainability."
  2. Hanbin Lee, Richard J. Sexton, and Daniel A. Sumner. "Voter-Approved Proposition to Raise California Pork Prices."
  3. Ellen M. Bruno, Brittney Goodrich, and Richard J. Sexton. "The Outlook for California’s Almond Market."

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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