UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Jing Cai, University of Maryland


May 18, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Paul Mwebaze, CSIRO and UC Davis

Hazard Modelling of Insect Invasion Risk Globally – Identifying the Relative Role of International Trade and Other Drivers

May 20, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Tengda Gong, University of California, Davis


May 25, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Yujing Song, University of California, Davis

The Value of Relational Contracting: Evidence from China’s Vegetable Wholesale Market

May 27, 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

Can insurance alter poverty dynamics and reduce the cost of social protection in developing countries?

S. Janzen, M.R. Carter, and M. Ikegami. The Journal of Risk and Insurance (2020) August.

Option-Implied Equity Premium Predictions via Entropic Tilting

K. Metaxoglou, D. Pettenuzzo, and A. Smith. Journal of Financial Econometrics (2019) 17 (4): 559-586.

Raising cane: Hedging calamity in Australian sugar

C.A.Carter, K.A. Schaefer, and D. Scheitrum. Journal of Commodity Markets (2021) 21.

Do denominations of origin provide useful quality signals? The case of Bordeaux wines

F. Livat, J.M. Alston, and J.M. Cardebat. Economics Modelling (2019) 81: 518-532.

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2021

  1. David Zilberman, Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Felipe De Figueiredo Silva, and Josephine F. Trott. "The Costs of Overregulating Animal and Plant Biotechnology: Lessons from COVID-19."
  2. Ami Reznik, Ariel Dinar, Susie Bresney, Laura Forni, Brian Joyce, Steven Wallander, Daniel Bigelow, and Iddo Kan. "Can Managed Aquifer Recharge Mitigate Drought Impacts on California’s Irrigated Agriculture? The Role for Institutions and Policies."
  3. Alexandra E. Hill. "California Crop Labor Supply and Demand During COVID-19."

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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