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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

Eating down or simply eating less? The diet and health implications of these practices during pregnancy and postpartum in rural Bangladesh

K.L. Harding, S.L. Matias, M.K. Mridha, S.A. Vosti, et al. Public Health Nutrition (2017).

What Can Acreage Allocations Say About Crop Supply Elasticities? A Convex Programming Approach to Supply Response Disaggregation

C. Garnache and P.R. Mérel. Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) 66 (1): 236-256.

Economics of Downscaled Climate-induced Changes in Cropland, with Projections to 2050: Evidence from Yolo County California

H. Lee and D.A. Sumner. Climatic Change (2015) 132 (4): 723-737.

Hidden costs of supply management in a small market

C.A. Carter and P. Mérel. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique (2016) 49 (2): 555-588.

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 BASIS Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (AMA CRSP) is a virtual institute comprised of researchers from around the globe that operates in support of USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. The AMA CRSP aims to improve the agricultural competitiveness and quality of life of the rural poor in the developing world through policy-relevant research that is dedicated to improving access to resources and enhancing the operation of markets.

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