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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

The Effects of Farm and Food Policy on Obesity in the United States

J.M. Alston and A.M. Okrent. (2017) Palgrave Macmillan US.

The Treatment of Uncertainty and Learning in the Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Management

J. LaRiviere, D. Kling, J.N Sanchirico, C. Sims, and M. Springborn. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (2018) 12 (1).

Associations of maternal nutrition during pregnancy and post‐partum with maternal cognition and caregiving

E.L. Prado, U. Ashorn, J. Phuka, K. Maleta, J. Sadalaki, … S.A. Vosti, et al. Maternal & Child Nutrition (2018) 14 (2).

Farmgate prices, retail prices, and supermarkets' pricing decisions: An integrated approach

C. Russo and R. Goodhue. Agribusiness (2018) 34 (1): 24-43.

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.

Dr. Karen Klonsky: Distinguished Professional and Warm and Caring Friend

Dr. Karen Klonsky, Emeritus University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist in Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis died on September 26, 2018, at age 66 after an extended illness.

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