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Master’s Program Capstone Project Turns Theory to Empirics for Benefit of Wonderful Company, Students

July 13, 2018

Instead of the standard replication of a research paper, some of this year’s Agricultural and Resource Economics master’s program students took it a few steps further by broadening one. The ...

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Gerardo Aragon: Associate Professor at University of Monterrey

July 12, 2018

After completing his Ph.D., Gerardo Aragon will join the business division of the University of Monterrey (Mexico) in September 2018 as an associate professor. Gerardo's teaching and research will focus ...

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Article by Jisang Yu (Ph.D. Graduate) and Professor Dan Sumner on How Subsidized Crop Insurance Affects Crop Choices Published in Agricultural Economics

July 10, 2018

"Effects of subsidized crop insurance on crop choices," by Daniel A. Sumner, ARE distinguished professor, and Jisang Yu, ARE alumnus and agricultural economics assistant professor at Kansas State University, has ...

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Research by Professor Lybbert and Ph.D. Candidate Paul Demonstrates Benefits of Drought-Tolerant Seeds Backed by Innovative Insurance for Farmers in Tanzania

July 9, 2018

A pilot project including research by ARE Professor Travis Lybbert and ARE Ph.D. Candidate Laura Paul has found early success in Tanzania. The project pairs drought-tolerant hybrid maize with index ...

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Professor Beatty's Research about Low-Cost Approaches to Increasing Gym Attendance Published in Journal of Health Economics

July 2, 2018

"Low-cost approaches to increasing gym attendance," by Timothy K.M. Beatty, UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics professor, and Bhagyashree Katare, Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics professor, will ...

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Published in Economics Letters: Research Paper by Ph.D. Students Zhu and Gupta about Effects of India's Demonetization on Rural Poor

June 28, 2018

"Short-term effects of India's demonetization on the rural poor," by ARE Ph.D. candidates Heng Zhu and Anubhab Gupta, will be published in the September 2018 issue of Economics Letters and ...

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Tianxia Zhou: Data Scientist II at Uber

June 26, 2018

During his last year of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Ph.D. program, Tianxia Zhou joined Uber Technologies, Inc., as a data scientist. In this role, Tianxia develops tools and methodologies ...

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Professor Michael Carter's Research in Western Africa: Index Insurance Provides Security and Promotes Development for Small-Scale Cotton Farmers and Local Economies

June 25, 2018

ARE Professor Michael Carter’s research in Western Africa demonstrates how index insurance could promote resilience among cotton farmers at risk of drought. Agricultural index insurance protects small-scale farmers in developing ...

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Huang Chen: Assistant Professor at School of Economics and Chow Center for Economic Research at Xiamen University

June 25, 2018

After obtaining a Ph.D. from the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), Huang Chen will join the School of Economics and Chow Center for Economic Research at ...

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Saitone Receives Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award

May 8, 2018

Tina Saitone, Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department, received the 2018 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Saitone was honored for her lead role in ...

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