UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Timothy J. Richards, Arizona State University

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December 2, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Xiaoxia Shi, University of Wisconsin

Does Inequality Impede Risk Management? Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Ghana

December 6, 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Richard Gallenstein, Catholic University of America

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Caitlin Kieran, University of California, Davis

Do Property Rights Affect the Efficiency and Intrahousehold Labor Allocations of Rural Ethiopian Households?

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

Charlotte Ambrozek, University of California, Davis

WIC Participant Responses to Vendor Disqualification

January 13, 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

The US Wine Industry

J.T. Lapsley, J.M. Alston, and O. Sambucci. In A.A. Ugaglia, J. Cardebat, A. Corsi (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Wine Industry Economics (2019) Palgrave Macmillan, Cham: 105-129.

Structural Behavioral Models for Rights-Based Fisheries

M. Reimer, J. Abbott, and A. Haynie. SSRN (2021) October.

Can digital technologies reshape rural microfinance? Implications for savings, credit, & insurance

E. Benami and M.R. Carter. Applied Economic Perspective and Policy (2021) February.

The Great Bee Migration: Supply Analysis of Honey Bee Colony Shipments into California for Almond Pollination Services

B.K. Goodrich, J.C. Williams, and R.E. Goodhue. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2019) 101 (5): 1353-1372.

All Publications

Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2021

  1. Bruno, Ellen M. and Daniel A. Sumner. "Special Issue: Implications of the Drought for California Agriculture."
  2. Abatzoglou, John. "Climatological Context for California’s Ongoing Drought."
  3. Sumner, Daniel A., Carlyn Marsh, Quaid Moore, Scott Somerville and Josué Medellín-Azuara. "California Farms Adjust to Drought."
  4. Sumner, Daniel A., Elizabeth Fraysse, Scott Somerville and Josué Medellín-Azuara. "Drought Impacts on California Farm Revenue and Prices."
  5. Bruno, Ellen M. "Identifying Policies to Mitigate the Costs of Drought."

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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