UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Associate Professor Jessoe's Research Highlighted as One Way Philanthropy Benefits UC Davis Students

May 8, 2018

Associate Professor Katrina Jessoe’s work on energy and water conservation has a direct impact on many communities across California. Jessoe, who teaches agricultural and resource economics, is one of the ...

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Smith and Bushnell Research, Impacts of Petroleum Shipments on Agricultural Prices, Featured in NBER Digest

May 7, 2018

Featured in the May 2018 issue of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Digest is "Food vs. Fuel? Impacts of Petroleum Shipments on Agricultural Prices," co-authored by Aaron Smith, ...

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ARE in The Economist: Economic Impact of Refugees

April 26, 2018

An article in The Economist cites a study, Economic Impact of Refugees, co-written by ARE researchers. The study found that each new refugee household in Uganda boosts total local income, ...

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Schaefer Wins Prestigious AAEA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

April 25, 2018

Ph.D. Alumnus K. Aleks Schaefer, 2017, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation, The Economics of ...

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Labor-Related Issues in California and U.S. Agriculture Examined in NAWS Workshop and NAFTA, H-2A, Immigration, and ALRB Conference

April 25, 2018

In early April, two events took place at UC Davis about labor-related issues in California and U.S. agriculture. National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS) Workshop On April 12, a workshop was ...

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Rubén Irvin Rojas Valdés: Assistant Professor at Center for Research and Teaching in Economics

April 19, 2018

After completing his Ph.D., Irvin Rojas will join the Department of Economics at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in August, 2018.

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Alston, Sumner, Sambucci: Should California Winemakers Be Worried about China's Tariffs?

April 18, 2018

Distinguished professors Julian Alston and Daniel Sumner and postdoctoral scholar Olena Sambucci recently published "Should California Winemakers Be Worried about China's Tarrifs?" The article presents data about what percentage of ...

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Ellen Bruno: UC Berkeley Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension

April 11, 2018

After earning a Ph.D. from the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), Ellen Bruno will join the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley in ...

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A UC-Mexico Initiative on Climate Change

April 9, 2018

The UC-Mexico Initiative’s Environment Working Group (EWG), directed by Ed Taylor, promotes binational research, teaching, and outreach collaborations on the implications of climate change for Mexico and California. The Group’s ...

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Ecological Economics Journal Highlights Ph.D. Student Joakim Weill's Master's Thesis Offering a Cost-Benefit Approach for Prioritizing Invasive Species

April 6, 2018

Joakim Weill, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is having part of his master's thesis published in the April issue of Ecological Economics. Joakim ...

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