UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Christopher Wolf, Cornell University

Milk Dumping in Federal Orders: Causes, Consequences, and Costs

May 19, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Jackson Bunting, Texas A&M University


May 23, 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Alessandra Cassar, University of San Francisco


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

Alex Hollingsworth, Indiana University


May 25, 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

Sandro Steinbach, University of Connecticut

Global Shipping Container Disruptions and U.S. Agricultural Exports

May 26, 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.


Selected Publications

A Censored Maximum Likelihood Approach to Quantifying Manipulation in China's Air Pollution Data

D. Ghanem, S. Shen, and J. Zhang. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2020) 7 (5).

The Economy's Response to Potential Climate Policy

Stephie Fried, Kevin Novan, and William B. Peterman. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter (2021) (16).

The Effects of Air Quality on Economics of Farm Worker Productivity

Olena Sambucci, Daniel A Sumner. Conference Paper (2021).

Can digital technologies reshape rural microfinance? Implications for savings, credit, & insurance

E. Benami and M.R. Carter. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2021) 43 (4): 1196-1220.

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2022

  1. Rupiper, Amanda, Joakim Weill, Ellen M. Bruno, Katrina Jessoe and Frank Loge. "Could Fixing Leaky Pipes Help Solve California’s Water Problems?"
  2. Carman, Hoy. "Are You Eating More Fruit? U.S. Dietary Recommendations and Fruit Consumption Trends."
  3. Gafarov, Bulat, Tengda Gong and Jens Hilscher. "What Price is Right? Cigarette Demand Has Become More Responsive to Prices."

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.

Our newly implemented Diversity and Inclusion in Research Education and Career Training (DIRECT) program will expose, encourage, prepare and involve students from diverse backgrounds in agricultural economics. It is closely aligned with a campus-wide commitment to recognize and nurture talent and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education. For more information, see: UCD Principles of Community, UCD Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and UCD Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision.  


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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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