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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

Noah's Ark in a Warming World: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Public Adaptation Costs in the United States

F. Moore, A. Stokes, M. Conte, and X. Dong. Noah's Ark in a Warming World: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Public Adaptation Costs in the United States (2021) July.

Insurance contracts when individuals "greatly value" certainty: Results from a field experiment in Burkina Faso

E. Serfilippi M.R. Carter, and C. Guirkinger. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2020) 180: 731-743.

Preparing for the Need for a Supply of Native Seed

S.P. Harrison, R. Schoen, D. Atcitty, R. Fiegener, R. Goodhue, K. Havens, et al. Ecological Restoration (2020) 38 (4): 203-206.

A local general‐equilibrium emergency response modeling approach for sub‐Saharan Africa

M. Filipski, A. Gupta, J. Kagin, A. Husain, A. Grinspun, ... J. E. Taylor, et al. Agricultural Economics (2022) 53 (1): 72-89.

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 5, May/Jun, 2022

  1. Sambucci, Olena and Daniel A. Sumner. "War in Ukraine and Impacts on California Food and Agriculture."
  2. Gafarov, Bulat and Jens Hilscher. "Too Little Too Late? The Two-Pronged Approach of the Federal Reserve."
  3. Kotchen, Matthew J. and Katherine R.H. Wagner. "When Governments Increase Their Funding of Public Goods, How Do Individuals Respond?"

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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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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