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ARE Researchers Author New Report Examining the Economic Impacts of 2018 E. Coli Outbreak in the Romaine Lettuce Industry

Aug. 26, 2021

The new report “E. Coli in the Romaine Lettuce Industry: Economic Impacts from the November 2018 Outbreak” was co-authored by Associate Professor of Teaching Kristin Kiesel, Professor and department chair …

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ARE Researchers Estimate Proposition 12 Will Cost California Pork Consumers $320 Million

Aug. 20, 2021

The Prop 12 pork panic is overblown, say ARE Distinguished Professors Richard J. Sexton and Daniel A. Sumner, co-authors of a recent op-ed in The Hill...

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ARE Distinguished Professor Colin Carter and Co-Authors’ GHG Research Cited in Recent Irish Farmers Journal Article

Aug. 16, 2021

The Irish Farmers Journal piece cites findings from Professor Carter and co-authors’ newly published Agricultural Economics article titled, “EU Milk Quota Abolition, Dairy Expansion, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” The article …

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ARE Professor Pierre Mérel Co-Author of New European Economic Review Article, “How Big is the “Lemons” Problem? Historical Evidence from French Wines.”

July 19, 2021

This paper provides empirical evidence on the welfare losses associated with asymmetric information about product quality in a competitive market. When consumers cannot observe product characteristics at the time of …

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UC Davis Magazine Highlights ARE Distinguished Professor Michael Carter's Work in Kenya

June 9, 2021

Fatumo Latito sits on a narrow, hand-carved, wooden bench inside her tiny hut fashioned from branches and a mixture of cow dung and mud. It’s pouring outside, but she hasn’t …

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New UC Davis MRR Innovation Lab Paper Explores How Digital Technology is Reshaping Rural Microfinance

Feb. 11, 2021

When M-Pesa launched as a mobile money service in Kenya in 2007, it quickly extended banking and money transfers to remote rural areas where there were no brick-and-mortar banks. Today, …

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ARE Professor Ashish Shenoy Co-Author of New Sciences Advances Article, “Falling Living Standards During the Covid-19 Crisis: Quantitative Evidence from Nine Developing Countries”

Feb. 11, 2021

New research co-authored by ARE assistant professor Ashish Shenoy reveals the economic ramifications of Covid-19 have affected vulnerable households in less-developed countries the hardest. The study, available in the most …

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New American Journal of Agricultural Economics Article Co-Authored by ARE Researchers Examines Economic Impacts of Covid-19 Lockdown in a Remittance-Dependent Region

Feb. 4, 2021

ARE Ph.D. candidates Miki Khanh Doan and Aleksandr Michuda co-authored the recently published report along with ARE Researcher Heng Zhu and lead author, ARE Ph.D. alumni Anubhab Gupta, now assistant …

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Research Co-Authored by ARE Professor Kristin Kiesel and ARE Ph.D. Alumna Mengxin Ji Evaluates the Effectiveness of Policies Restricting Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in High Schools

Jan. 21, 2021

While the obesity epidemic in California has been the target of public policy measures for over a decade, new data shows an upward trend in adolescent obesity. In a recent …

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ARE Adjunct Professor Stephen Vosti Part of Research Team Studying Bouillon Micronutrient Fortification in Ghana

Nov. 30, 2020

Bouillon is a staple ingredient in West African cuisine. The cubes are used to flavor soups, stews, gravies and rice. Popular dishes include Red-Red, a bean stew made with red …

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