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John Freebairn: 2017 Outstanding PhD Alumni Award

Sept. 8, 2017

Professor John Freebairn is the recipient of ARE's 2017 Outstanding PhD Alumni Award. John was one of the first UCD ARE graduates to win the outstanding dissertation award from the ...

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Philip Martin Quoted in Sacramento Bee: Slowdown in Young, Undocumented Workers from Mexico Leads California Farmers to Choose between Higher Wages or Mechanization

Sept. 8, 2017

Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Emeritus Philip Martin discusses with the Sacramento Bee how a slowdown of young, undocumented workers from Mexico has transformed California agriculture.

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In Memoriam: Rich DeMoura, Co-author of Hundreds of UCCE Cost and Return Studies

Aug. 22, 2017

Richard Lee De Moura was born on July 18, 1939, in Merced and raised in Chowchilla. From his earliest days, he loved agriculture. He lived on a dairy farm where ...

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Diane Charlton and Ed Taylor Win AAEA Quality of Research Discovery Award, Honorable Mention, for “A Declining Farm Workforce: Analysis of Panel Data from Rural Mexico”

Aug. 7, 2017

The study found that the agricultural labor supply from rural Mexico, the main source of hired farmworkers for the United States, is decreasing at a rate of approximately 150,000 workers ...

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Julian Alston Wins Multiple AAEA Awards for "Effects of U.S. Public Agricultural R&D on U.S. Obesity and its Social Costs"

Aug. 7, 2017

How much has food abundance, attributable to U.S. public agricultural R&D, contributed to high and rising U.S. obesity rates? This paper investigates the effects of public investment in agricultural R&D ...

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Christian Lovell Wins Anthony Grano Scholarship at 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting

Aug. 7, 2017

The Anthony Grano Special Purpose Fund provides scholarships for academically successful, highly motivated students in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline with an interest in agricultural policy and the ...

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Ph.D. Candidates Practice Conference Talks and Receive Advice from Professors and Peers

Aug. 3, 2017

“Begin with the research question and use concise phrases on the slides” were among the many tips professors gave Ph.D. students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). ...

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ARE Students and Faculty Benefit from Insider’s View of Financial Markets through Bloomberg Terminal

Aug. 3, 2017

A highlight of ARE 139 Futures and Options Markets is when managerial economics students see financial markets come to life via the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg Terminal is a comprehensive ...

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J. Edward Taylor Discusses Mechanization of Field Labor with LA Times, KCBS Radio

Aug. 3, 2017

Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor J. Edward Taylor, director of Rural Economics of the Americas and Pacific Rim (REAP), discusses with media outlets the changes occurring in farm labor. Among ...

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AAEA Presentation by Heidi Schweizer: Impacts of the U.S. Ethanol Boom on Intermodal and Intramodal Competition in Corn Transportation Markets/Response of U.S. Soybean Flows to the Panama Canal Expansion: A Positive Mathematical Programming Model

July 26, 2017

My research interests are concentrated on the different dimensions of commodity price relationships. These dimensions are time, space, and product form. My dissertation focuses on commodities transportation markets and I ...

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