UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley


April 26, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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May 3, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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May 17, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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May 24, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

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May 31, 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

Food versus Fuel? Impacts of the North Dakota Oil Boom on Agricultural Prices

J.B. Bushnell, J.E. Hughes, and A. Smith. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2021) 9 (1).

Learning by (virtually) doing: experimentation and belief updating in smallholder agriculture

E. Tjernström, T.J. Lybbert, R. Frattarola Hernández, J.S. Correa. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2021) 189: 28-50.

Viewpoint: The future of work in agri-food

M.H. Gharib, L.H. Palm-Forster, T.J. Lybbert, and K.D. Messer. Food Policy (2021) 99.

Worth the Hype? Tall Vines Raise Profits for Some – Tradeoffs for All

S. Kiely, M. Langone, L. McPhail, L. Ren, ... T.J. Lybbert, et al. Catalyst: Discover into Practice (2021) January.

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 26, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2023

  1. Lang, Hairu, Kristin Kiesel and Richard Sexton. "How Well Are California’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Working?"
  2. Turland, Madeline, Rick Barichello and Colin Carter. "Canadian-U.S. Dairy Trade Dispute: A Tempest in a Teapot."
  3. Fenton, Marieke and Brittney Goodrich. "Economic Considerations of Growing Bee-Friendly Cover Crops in Almond Orchards: Grower and Beekeeper Perspectives."

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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