UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Ethan A. Ligon, University of California, Berkeley

Estimating Household Welfare from Disaggregate Expenditure

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

Daniel Tregeagle, University of California, Davis

The Optimal Management of Orchards

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

Maximilian Auffhammmer, University of California, Berkeley

Summertime, and Pass-Through is Easier: Chasing Down Price Elasticities for Residential Natural Gas Demand in 275 Million Bills

October 10, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Takumi Sakuyama, Meiji University

Electoral Rules and Agricultural Protectionism: The Case of Japan’s Participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

October 11, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Steve Miller, University of Minnesota

Tree-based Estimation of Heterogeneous Dynamic Policy Effects

October 17, 3:30 PM - 5:00 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

State Prices of Conditional Quantiles: New Evidence on Time Variation in the Pricing Kernel

K. Metaxoglou, and A. Smith. Journal of Applied Econometrics (2016) 32 (1): 192-217.

Employment impacts of upstream oil and gas investment in the United States

M. Agerton, P.R. Hartley, K.B. Medlock III, and T. Temzelides. Energy Economics (2017) 62: 171-180.

Slow treatment promotes control of harmful species by multiple agents

A. Lampert, A. Hastings, J.N. Sanchirico. Conservation Letters (2018) May.

A Century of U.S. Farm Productivity Growth: A Surge Then a Slowdown

J.M. Alston, P.G. Pardey, and A. Smith. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2018) 100 (4): 1072-1090.

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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Davis, CA 95616

Main Office: 530-752-1515

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