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Labor-Related Issues in California and U.S. Agriculture Examined in NAWS Workshop and NAFTA, H-2A, Immigration, and ALRB Conference

April 25, 2018

In early April, two events took place at UC Davis about labor-related issues in California and U.S. agriculture. National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS) Workshop On April 12, a workshop was ...

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PacDev18 Draws Hundreds of Development Economists Interested in Advancing Research

March 16, 2018

Approximately 200 people recently visited UC Davis to attend the Pacific Development Conference, one of the major conferences dedicated to development economics each year. “This is an opportunity to advance ...

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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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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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AAEA Presentation by Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes: The Dynamic Migration Game: A Structural Econometric Model and Application to Rural Mexico

July 26, 2017

For my Ph.D. dissertation, I analyze the dynamic and strategic migration, labor market participation, and schooling decisions of individuals and households in rural Mexico using reduced-form and structural econometric models. ...

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AAEA Presentation by Meilin Ma: Earthbound Labor and Incomplete Exit from Farming in China: Multiple Distortions and Nonseparable Decisions

July 26, 2017

My primary research interests lie in the intersection of agricultural economics and development economics, with an emphasis on producer organizations and on the role of agricultural policies. In particular, I ...

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AAEA Presentation by Amanda R. Lindsay: Evaluating local impacts of marine-based stimulus policies amid market imperfections in rural Indonesia

July 26, 2017

Countries all over the world have pledged commitments to managing marine ecosystems in a way that promotes both conservation and sustainable development. The Indonesian government has been a leader, introducing ...

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