UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Jess Rudder, University of California, Davis

Search Costs and Relational Contracts: The Impact of a Digital Phonebook on Small Business Supply Chains

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

Jarrett Hart, University of California, Davis

Economic, Resource, and Environmental Consequences of Changes in By-Product Availability for and Use by California Dairies

October 29, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Laura Meinzen-Dick, University of California, Davis

Decentralization of Land Governance and Elections in Burkina Faso

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

Karen Ortiz Becerra, University of California, Davis


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

Qi Wu, University of California, Davis

Economic and Climatic Determinants of Farmer Suicide in the United States

November 12, 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

Grapes in the World Economy

J.M. Alston and O. Sambucci. In D. Cantu, M. Walker (Eds.), The Grape Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes (2019) Springer, Cham: 1-24.

Low-cost approaches to increasing gym attendance

T.K.M. Beatty and B. Katare. Journal of Health Economics (2018) 61: 63-76.

Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change

P.J. Mumby, J.N. Sanchirico, K. Broad, M.W. Beck, P. Tyedmers, M. Morikawa, et al. Global Change Biology (2017) 23 (11).

The law and economics of Canada's WTO litigation contesting U.S. country‐of‐origin labeling (COOL)

D.A. Sumner and T. Zuijdwijk. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2019) 67 (4): 327-347.

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.

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University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515
Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536
DeLoach Conference Room: 530-752-2916
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