UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University

Do No Harm? The Welfare Consequences of Behavioral Interventions

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

Chris Barrett, Cornell University

Altruism, Insurance, and Costly Solidarity Commitments

February 27, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Tomoe Bourdier, University of California, Davis


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

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago


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

Jing Cai, University of Maryland


April 6, 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.


Recent Publications

The Cost of Lice: Quantifying the Impacts of Parasitic Sea Lice on Farmed Salmon

J. Abolofia, F. Asche, and J.E. Wilen. Marine Resource Economics (2017) 32 (3).

Estimating the Value of California Wine Grapes

O. Sambucci and J.M. Alston. Journal of Wine Economics (2017) 12 (2).

GMO food labels in the United States: Economic implications of the new law

J. Bovay and J.M. Alston. Food Policy (2018) 78: 14-25.

Poverty, Aspirations, and the Economics of Hope

T.J. Lybbert. Economic Development and Cultural Change (2018) 66 (4).

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. Quirino Paris: In Memoriam

Quirino Paris grew up in Italy and came to California as a PhD student at UC Berkeley in 1963. He then joined the UC Davis faculty, where he spent his whole career. Quirino was an academician’s academic in that he went to the core of the subject, working with legendary passion and persistence, and never taking shortcuts.


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