UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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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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Jens Hilscher and Mungo Wilson Propose a New Measure of Systematic Credit Risk

Nov. 21, 2016

The study shows that a straightforward and easy-to-implement and interpret measure of default probability contains significantly more information about future default and failure than S&P corporate credit ratings. Jens Hilscher ...

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Aaron Smith and Colleagues Explain Why Grain Futures Contracts Fail to Accurately Price Commodities

Nov. 21, 2016

The failure of U.S. grain futures contracts to properly price commodities has spurred considerable controversy in agricultural futures markets and raised questions over the value of grain futures contracts ...

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Shermain Hardesty Collaborates with UCCE Team to Study the Economic Impact of Local Food Producers

July 22, 2016

The key findings indicate that, for every dollar of sales, Sacramento Region direct marketers are generating twice as much economic activity within the region, as compared to producers who are ...

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