UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Brigitte Roth-Tran, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Canary in the Coal Decline: Appalachian Household Finance and the Transition from Fossil Fuels

October 4, 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Maria Carreri, University of California, Berkeley


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

Tengda Gong, University of California, Davis

Secular rise and pro-cyclical variation in markups: Evidence from U.S. grocery stores

October 12, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Margaret Jodlowski, The Ohio State University

Risk Management and Capital-Labor Allocation

October 19, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Lihua Lei, Stanford Graduate School of Business


October 23, 3:40 PM - 5:00 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

Predicting Net Returns of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Following Soil Disinfestation with Steam or Steam Plus Additives

A. Michuda, R.E. Goodhue, M. Hoffmann, and S.A. Fennimore. Agronomy (2021) 11 (1).

A James-Stein-type adjustment to bias correction in fixed effects panel models

D. Ghanem. Econometrics Reviews (2022) 41 (6): 633-651.

Review: Purchased agricultural input quality and small farms

H. Michelson, S. Gourlay, T. Lybbert, and P. Wollburg. Food Policy (2023) 116.

Leveraging genetic data for predicting consumer choices of alcoholic products

C. Zhu, T. Beatty, Q. Zhao, W. Si, and Q. Chen. China Agricultural Economics Review (2023) September.

All Publications

Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 26, No. 6, Jul/Aug, 2023

  1. Carter, Colin and Sandro Steinbach. "Russian Weaponization of Food Rattles Global Markets."
  2. Rausser, Gordon and David Zilberman. "The Bioeconomy to the Rescue."
  3. Zheng, Yanan, Rachael Goodhue, Kevi Claire Mace-Hill, Jess Rudder, Tor Tolhurst, Daniel Tregeagle, Hanlin Wei, Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ian Grettenberger, Houston Wilson, Robert Van Steenwyk, Frank Zalom, Monique Rivera and John Steggall. "Economic and Pest Management Evaluation of the Proposed Regulation of Nitroguanidine-Substituted Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Six Major California Commodities."

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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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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