UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Nicholas Ryan, Yale University

The Demand for Off-grid Solar Power: Evidence from Rural India’s Surprisingly Competitive Retail Power Market

November 28, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Tor Tolhurst, University of California, Davis

The Fingerprint of Climate on 65 Years of Increasing and Asymmetric Crop Yield Volatility in the Corn Belt

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

Nicholas Wilson, Reed College

Money, Masculinity, and Men’s Health: Experimental Evidence on Demand for a Preventive Health Input

December 5, 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 Impact of Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Provision to Pregnant Women on Newborn Size in Rural Malawi: A Randomized Controlled Trial

P. Ashorn, L. Alho, U. Ashorn, Y.B. Cheung, K.G. Dewey, U. Harjunmaa, A. Lartey, M. Nkhoma, N. Phiri, J. Phuka, S.A. Vosti, et al. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2015) 101 (2): 387-397.

The social costs of second-best policies: Evidence from agricultural GHG mitigation

C. Garnache, P.R. Mérel, J. Lee, and J. Six. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2017) 82: 39-73.

Compound-risk Aversion, Ambiguity and the Willingness to Pay for Microinsurance

G. Elabed and M.R. Carter. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2015) 118: 150-166.

Buyer power with atomistic upstream entry: Can downstream consolidation increase production and welfare?

P. Mérel and R.J. Sexton. International Journal of Industrial Organization (2017) 50: 259-293.

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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