UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Upcoming Seminars

Jonathan Malacarne, University of California, Davis

Practice Job Talk: The Farmer and The Fates: Perceptions of Self-efficacy, Learning, and Investment in a Stochastic Production Process

October 24, 4:10 PM - 5:30 PM


Nick Kuminoff, Arizona State University

Hazed and Confused: Air Pollution, Dementia and Decision Making

October 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Meilin Ma, University of California, Davis

Earthbound Labor and Incomplete Exit from Farming in China: Multiple Distortions and Nonseparable Decisions

October 26, 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

Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Plus Malaria and Diarrhea Treatment Increase Infant Development Scores in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Burkina Faso

E.L. Prado, S. Abbeddou, E. Yakes Jimenez, J.W. Somé, Z.P. Ouédraogo, S.A. Vosti, et al. The Journal of Nutrition (2016) 146 (4): 814-822.


Where and How Index Insurance Can Boost the Adoption of Improved Agricultural Technologies

M.R. Carter, L. Cheng, and A. Sarris. Journal of Development Economics (2016) 118: 59-71.


International Commodity Trade, Transport Costs, and Product Differentiation

C.A. Carter, J.A. Chalfant, N. Yavapolkul, and C.L. Carroll. Journal of Commodity Markets (2016) 1 (1): 65-76.


Vertical Price Transmission of Perishable Products: The Case of Fresh Fruits in the Western United States

B. Ahn and H. Lee. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2015) 40 (3): 405-424.

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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