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Phil Martin's Column on American Agriculture Imports, Machine, and Migrants Featured in The Hill

Jan. 17, 2018

Professor Emeritus Phil Martin's research about "American agriculture at a crossroads between imports, machines, and migrants" is featured in The Hill. Dr. Martin talks about how the slowdown in unauthorized ...

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Ph.D. Candidate Sam Bird Takes Poverty Research to the Field in Eastern Africa

Jan. 12, 2018

Sitting in the main room of a farmer's home in western Kenya, Sam Bird, a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics, had a rare chance to put a face ...

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Katrina Jessoe and Colleagues' Climate Change Study Featured in USA Today Article

Jan. 2, 2018

Research by Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Associate Professor Dr. Katrina Jessoe, Professor and Vice Chair Dr. J. Edward Taylor, and alumnus Dr. Dale Manning was recently featured in the ...

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Ellen Bruno Awarded for Writing the Most Downloaded Article of the Year in ARE Update

Oct. 10, 2017

Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics Ph.D. candidate Ellen Bruno received the award for the most downloaded paper in the ARE Update, the bimonthly outreach publication of the UC Giannani Foundation ...

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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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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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Pierre Mérel and Mathew Gammans Predict Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields

May 16, 2017

Graduate student Matthew Gammans, Professor Pierre Mérel, and Cornell economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea studied 65 years of wheat and barley yield data from France. Their new statistical model suggests climate change ...

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Colin Carter and Dalia Ghanem Find Evidence That Pollution Reduces Rice Production in China

Feb. 17, 2017

The reductions in rice yields are large enough to have price implications for the global rice market, affecting global food security for hundreds of millions of the world’s poor ...

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Katrina Jessoe, Ed Taylor and Dale Manning Find Evidence That Climate Change Will Alter Labor Allocations in Rural Mexico, Including Migration

Nov. 21, 2016

The study, published in The Economic Journal, uses a 28-year panel on individual employment and daily weather-station readings to test the impacts of weather shocks on labor allocations. It finds ...

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