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ARE Distinguished Professor Ed Taylor and Co-Authors Document the Economic Impacts of WFP Operations in East Africa

Dec. 1, 2022

At the second regular session of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board meeting in Rome, ARE Distinguished Professor Ed Taylor presented findings from the study “Economic Impact Assessment of …

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ARE Professor Emeritus Tu Jarvis and Co-Author Publish New Article “Combining Epidemiology and Economics to Assess Control of a Viral Endemic Animal Disease: PRRS”

Sept. 14, 2022

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an extremely contagious disease that causes great damage to the U.S. pork industry. PRRS is not subject to official control in the U.S., …

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ARE Researchers’ Organic Strawberry Cost Study Shows Growers Need $15 Per Tray to Break Even

Sept. 7, 2022

Organic strawberry growers from Santa Cruz to Salinas, California need to receive $15 per eight-pound tray on average yields to break even, according to a study by the University of …

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ARE Ph.D. Alumni Joakim Weill and Matthieu Stigler and Co-Authors Publish New Paper on Wildfire Smoke Impacts and Exposure in Nature Human Behavior

July 11, 2022

Pollution from wildfires constitutes a growing source of poor air quality globally. To protect health, governments largely rely on citizens to limit their own wildfire smoke exposures, but the effectiveness …

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New NBER Working Paper by ARE Assistant Professor Jamie Hansen-Lewis Examines Consequences of U.S. Maritime Emission Regulations

June 29, 2022

Maritime shipping emits as much fine particulate matter as half of global road traffic. We are the first to measure the consequences of US maritime emissions standards on air quality, …

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ARE Distinguished Professor Michael Carter's Research in Kenya Featured in New UC Davis Curiosity Blog "Can Hope Open a Pathway to a Brighter Future?"

June 27, 2022

In the Aesop’s fable “The Fox and the Grapes,” a fox finds a grapevine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes look delicious, but each time he jumps …

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ARE Professor Jens Hilscher and Coauthors Post Working Paper and Launch Website Showing Monthly Probability of Persistent Elevated Inflation (Inflation Disasters) in the U.S. and the Eurozone

April 14, 2022

The 5y5y inflation—expected inflation for the five-year period starting in five years—is a common measure of long-run inflation. Hilscher, Raviv and Reis's new paper "How likely is an inflation disaster?" …

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ARE Associate Professor Kristin Kiesel Co-Authors New AEPP Article Examining Students' Mental Wellbeing and Resilience During COVID

March 24, 2022

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ARE Distinguished Professor Colin Carter and Co-Author’s Research Cited in Recent GAO Study of USDA Market Facilitation Program

Dec. 22, 2021

Partly based on the research of Carter and co-author Sandro Steinbach, the GAO found that the USDA over-compensated some U.S. midwestern farmers by billions of dollars for economic losses associated …

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Resilience+ Innovation Facility to Unlock Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Dec. 14, 2021

The Resilience+ Innovation Facility led from UC Davis ARE seeks to spark inclusive agricultural transformation among small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a $5 million five-year grant …

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