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ARE Distinguished Professor Colin Carter and Co-Author’s Research Cited in Recent GAO Study of USDA Market Facilitation Program

Dec. 22, 2021

Partly based on the research of Carter and co-author Sandro Steinbach, the GAO found that the USDA over-compensated some U.S. midwestern farmers by billions of dollars for economic losses associated …

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Resilience+ Innovation Facility to Unlock Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Dec. 14, 2021

The Resilience+ Innovation Facility led from UC Davis ARE seeks to spark inclusive agricultural transformation among small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a $5 million five-year grant …

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ARE Ph.D. Candidate Joakim Weill and ARE Ph.D. Alumnus Matthieu Stigler Contribute to NBER Working Paper "Exposures and Behavioral Responses to Wildfire Smoke"

Nov. 4, 2021

The newly published research focuses on understanding responses to wildfire smoke, a rapidly growing environmental stressor throughout much of the US and internationally. Annual area burned by wildfires in the …

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ARE Distinguished Professor Daniel A. Sumner and ARE Ph.D. Alumna Qianyao Pan Co-authors of New Research Examining “How Compensation Incentives and Heat Exposure Affect Farm Worker Effort.”

Nov. 2, 2021

Farm workers are exposed to high risk of heat-related illness, especially when their jobs require working outside at a fast pace during hot days. Climate change has increased the number …

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ARE Ph.D. Alumnus Matthew MacLachlan and Associate Professor Michael Springborn co-authors of New Science Advances Article “Hidden Patterns of Insect Establishment Risk Revealed From Two Centuries of Alien Species Discoveries.”

Nov. 2, 2021

Over the past two centuries, thousands of non-native insects have hitchhiked to the United States in packing material, on live plants, and in passenger baggage. Scientists with two U.S. Department …

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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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