UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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UC Davis and USAID Launch New Research Program to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

July 31, 2019

The University of California, Davis will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural ...

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ARE PhD Candidate Pierce Donovan, Professor Michael Springborn and coauthors publish novel model on cost-effective control of invasive species in the journal Land Economics

July 23, 2019

Many management problems require staying above (or below) a par¬ticular threshold over time with a specified margin of safety, for example, safely maintaining endangered species away from extinction. Two challenges ...

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UCD ARE and Biological and Agricultural Engineering Collaborate on Farm Labor Research in Two New Journal Articles

May 31, 2019

The two articles, “Can Wages Rise Quickly Enough to Keep Workers in the Fields?” and “Innovations for a Shrinking Agricultural Workforce” appear in the latest issue of Choices, the outreach ...

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UCD-California Farm Bureau Study Featured in Newsweek Shows How Farmers Are Adjusting to Fewer Workers

April 30, 2019

The study, directed by ARE graduate student Zachariah Rutledge and professor J. Edward Taylor, was based on a survey of 1,071 California farmers in the California Farm Bureau Federation database. ...

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Agerton and Co-Author Show Domestic Shipping Constraints, Not Export Ban, Explain Biggest Difference in U.S. and Foreign Crude Oil Prices

April 23, 2019

The article, co-authored by UC Davis ARE Assistant Professor Mark Agerton with Gregory B. Upton, Jr., appeared in the International Association for Energy Economics Energy Journal. Over the past decade, ...

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Research by Boucher, Carter, Lybbert and Malacarne Highlighted for Protecting Small Farms in Mozambique from Drought

April 23, 2019

An article by Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access highlights research by ARE professors Stephen Boucher, Michael Carter, Travis Lybbert; ARE Ph.D. Candidate Jonathan Malacarne; and ...

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Phil Martin Explains Changing Role of H-2A Guest Workers in New Choices Magazine Article

April 3, 2019

"The Role of the H-2A Program in California Agriculture," by Philip Martin, professor emeritus of the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, was recently published in Choices, a ...

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Ted Gilliland, Jim Sanchirico and Ed Taylor Show Impacts of Cash Transfers on Natural Resources in PNAS Article

March 26, 2019

Cash transfer programs assist hundreds of millions of poor individuals in developing countries but stimulate local demand that can cause environmental damage. Degradation of the local environment, in turn, affects ...

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ARE Update Special Issue Examines 2018 Farm Bill and Brexit

March 22, 2019

The University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics announces that the latest edition of its bimonthly ARE Update newsletter is a special issue focused on the 2018 Farm Bill ...

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Ph.D. Student Jarrett Hart's Dissertation Research about Market Premium for 'Local' Craft Beer Highlighted in The Conversation

Feb. 20, 2019

"Drinkers prefer Big Beer keeps it hands off their local craft brews," by Jarrett Hart, Ph.D. student in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), was published ...

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