UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

John Lynham, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa

Protecting Endangered Species: Does a Zero Tolerance Policy Work?

February 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Matthew Reimer, University of Anchorage, Alaska

Mechanisms Matter for Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Marine Reserves

February 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Dominique van de Walle


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

Fernando O. Mardones (DVM MPVM Ph.D.), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago

Challenges in Sustainable Aquaculture: The Case of the Chilean Salmon Industry

March 11, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Joana Naritomi

Job Displacement Insurance and Consumption: Evidence from Brazil (with François Gerard)

March 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

The Shifting Structure of Agricultural R&D: Worldwide Investment Patterns and Payoffs

P.G. Pardey, J.M. Alston, C. Chan-Kang, et al. In Kalaitzandonakes N., Carayannis E., Grigoroudis E., Rozakis S. (Eds.), From Agriscience to Agribusiness. Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management (2017) Springer, Cham.

The Causes and Consequences of Obesity, and the Effects of Obesity Policies on Producer and Consumer Incentives and Health Outcomes

J.M. Alston and A.M. Okrent. In D.H. Roberts, T. Josling (Eds.), Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies Volume II: Policies for Food Safety and Quality, Improved Nutrition, and Food Security (2018): 133-156.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program redemptions at California farmers' markets: making the program work for farmers and participants

T.L. Saitone and P.W. McLaughlin. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (2018) 33 (4): 334-346.

Pollination Markets and the Coupled Futures of Almonds and Honey Bees: Simulating Impacts of Shifts in Demands and Costs

H. Lee, D.A. Sumner, and A. Champetier. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2018) August.

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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Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics

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).

Dr. Karen Klonsky: Distinguished Professional and Warm and Caring Friend

Dr. Karen Klonsky, Emeritus University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist in Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis died on September 26, 2018, at age 66 after an extended illness.

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