UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Nelson Villoria, Kansas State University

International Trade and Domestic Price Stability in the Presence of Large Scale Climate Shocks

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

Ariel Singerman, University of Florida

The Source of Uncertainty Influences Technology Adoption

March 3, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Lawson Connor, University of Arkansas


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

Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University

Local adaptation and maladaptation to climate change in US agriculture

March 17, 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

Evaluating the quality of remote sensing products for agricultural index insurance

B.K. Kenduiywo, M.R. Carter, A. Ghosh, and R.J. Hijmans. PLoS One (2021) October.

Impact of stakeholder perspectives on cost-effectiveness estimates of four specialized nutritious foods for preventing stunting and wasting in children 6–23 months in Burkina Faso

Y. Shen, I.R. Cliffer, D.J. Suri, B.K. Langlois, S.A. Vosti, et al. Nutrition Journal (2020) 19 (20).

Residential water conservation during drought: Experimental evidence from three behavioral interventions

K. Jessoe, G.E. Lade, F. Loge, and E. Spang. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2021) 110.

Terminated marketing order provided resources to California peach and nectarine growers

Z. Plakias, R.E. Goodhue, and J.C. Williams. California Agriculture (2020) 74 (3).

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Latest ARE Update

ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2021

  1. Carter, Colin, Sandro Steinbach and Xiting Zhuang. ""Containergeddon" and California Agriculture."
  2. Novan, Kevin and Benjamin Dawson. "It’s Not Always Sunny in California: Strategies to Increase Our Reliance on Solar Generation."
  3. Goodhue, Rachael, Joji Muramoto, Daniel A. Sumner and Hanlin Wei. "California’s Organic Agriculture: Diverse and Growing."

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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