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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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ARE Researchers Co-Author New "Statistical Review of California's Organic Agriculture"

Oct. 21, 2020

Organic farming continues to expand in California and now includes more than 360 commodities, according to a new University of California report. The number of organic growers, acreage and farm …

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New Report Co-Authored by ARE Distinguished Professor Julian Alston Finds 10 to 1 Return on Investment in International Agricultural Research

Oct. 14, 2020

Society gains $10 in benefits, on average, per $1 invested in international agricultural research and development, according to a new report released today (Oct. 14, 2020) by the Supporters of …

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ARE Researchers Publish New Study in the Journal Food Policy Discussing the Future of Work in the Agri-food System in Developing and Developed Countries

Oct. 14, 2020

ARE Ph.D. candidate Zachariah Rutledge and ARE Distinguished Professor J. Edward Taylor co-authored a recent article for the journal Food Policy which discusses how work on farms and in the …

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Beekeeping Today Podcast Recently Featured ARE Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Brittney Goodrich

Oct. 6, 2020

The weekly podcast, Beekeeping Today, recently interviewed ARE Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Brittney Goodrich. Brittney spoke with hosts Jeff Ott and Kim Flottum about her research on almond pollination and …

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New AAEA Publication Details ARE Professor Kristin Kiesel’s Work Developing Important Campus Support Resource

Oct. 6, 2020

ARE Assistant Professor of Teaching Kristin Kiesel co-authored a recent article for the AAEA Applied Economics Teaching Resources describing the development of an online resource page for students, faculty, and …

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New Research Co-authored by ARE Ph.D. Candidate Caitlin Kieran Highlights Importance of Understanding Disagreements Between Spouses in Household Surveys

Aug. 31, 2020

A recent International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) blog post highlights the work of ARE Ph.D. student Caitlin Kieran. Kieran, along with her co-authors, Kate Ambler (Research Fellow with IFPRI's …

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ARE Researchers Find Social Distancing Varies by Income Level in New PNAS Study

Aug. 11, 2020

Led by ARE Ph.D. student Joakim Weill, and co-authored by ARE Ph.D. alumnus Matthieu Stigler, ESP associate professor Michael Springborn, and UC Santa Barbara professor Olivier Deschenes, the new study …

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UC Davis Partners in Launch of New USAID Initiative to Build Research Leadership in Africa

May 19, 2020

A new USAID-funded initiative seeks to jumpstart Africa-based leadership in rigorous development research and policy evaluation.

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