UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics


The American Agricultural Economics Association selects the most outstanding dissertations submitted from all universities each year for a special award. Since UC Davis began offering graduate degrees, UC Davis students have won more of these awards than any other university. In addition, current UC Davis faculty members are among the top mentors, as indicated by supervision of award winning dissertations. The tables below compare various universities.

AAEA Outstanding Dissertation Awards for calendar years 1967-2015
UniversityTotal Awards*
UC Davis21
Iowa State10
Michigan State10
N. Carolina State8
UC Berkeley8
Oklahoma State6
  • * The AAEA awards up to three Outstanding Dissertation Awards each year, although some years have had only one winner. In addition, since 1979, up to three Honorable Mention awards have been given. The above table lists total awards.
Award Winning Dissertation Supervisors by Current Department 1967-2015
SupervisorUniversityOutstanding ThesesHonorable MentionsTotal Awards
Williams, JeffreyUC Davis527
Wilen, James E.UC Davis415
Howitt, RichardUC Davis325
Bishop, RichardWisconsin314
Chalfant, JamesUC Davis213
Johnson, StanleyIowa State213
Roe, TerryMinnesota213
Sexton, RichardUC Davis213
Randall, AlanOhio State123
Buse, Ruebin (ret)Wisconsin123
Barrett, ChristopherCornell112
Perloff, JeffUC Berkeley112
Borenstein, SeverinUC Berkeley101
Goodhue, RachaelUC Davis101
Moschini, GianCarloIowa State101
Lybbert, TravisUC Davis101
Carter, MichaelUC Davis011
Smith, V. KerryN. Carolina State011
Jensen, Helen H.Iowa State011
Beghin, Jon C.Iowa State011
Swinton, Scott M.Michigan State011
Auffhammer, MaximillanUC  Berkeley011
Horan, RichardMichigan State011
Brozovic, NicholasIllinois011
Huffman, WallaceIowa State011
Goodwin, BarryN. Carolina State011
Kanbur, RaviCornell011

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