UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego

General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India

October 10, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Luca Salvatici, Roma Tre University

The Value Added Structure of Trade Flows: Implications for Trade Policy Analysis

October 12, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM


Thibault Fally, University of California, Berkeley

Consumer Retail Purchasing Behavior and Income Inequality

October 19, 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.

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Recent Publications

Agricultural R&D, Food Prices, Poverty, and Malnutrition Redux

J.M. Alston and P.G. Pardey. In David E. Sahn (Ed.), The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies (2015) Oxford University Press.


A Selective Review of How Economists and Veterinarians Use Economics to Analyze Animal Health Management

L.S. Jarvis and P. Valdes-Donoso. Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) August.


The Spatial-Dynamic Benefits from Cooperative Disease Control in a Perennial Crop

K. Binzen Fuller, J. Sanchirico, and J. Alston. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2017) 42 (2): 127-145.


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) 97 (4): 1021-1043.

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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