UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Vincent Smith, Montana State University

The US Federal Crop Insurance Program: A Case Study in Rent Seeking

February 23, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM


David Spielman, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC

Insuring against droughts: Evidence on agricultural intensification and index insurance demand from a randomized evaluation in rural Bangladesh

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


Heather Schofield, University of Pennsylvania

The Economic Costs of Low Caloric Intake: Evidence from India

April 3, 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.

Recent Publications

Leveling with Friends: Social Networks and Indian Farmers' Demand for a Technology with Heterogeneous Benefits

N. Magnan, D.J. Spielman, T.J. Lybbert, and K. Gulati. Journal of Development Economics, 116 (2015): 223-251.


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

K. Metaxoglou, and A. Smith. J. Applied Econometrics (2016) DOI: 10.1002/jae.2515.


The Dual of the Maximum Likelihood Method

Q. Paris. Open Journal of Statistics, 6 (2016): 186-193.


What Happens When Food Marketers Require Restrictive Farming Practices?

T.L. Saitone, R.J. Sexton, and D.A. Sumner. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) doi: 10.1093/ajae/aav021.

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).

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