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UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Agricultural Economics and Policy

April 6, 2017

UC Davis is number one in the world for agricultural economics and policy, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by Subject 2017.

This annual ranking is based ...

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Undergraduate Honors Thesis Students Presented Research Papers

April 5, 2017

As part of the Undergraduate Honors Thesis program, various Managerial Economics students presented their original, independent research papers to students and faculty in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Library in ...

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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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C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell Wins Award for Economics of Groundwater Management

Feb. 17, 2017

Cynthia Lin Lawell was awarded Honorable Mention in the Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition for her work on the economics of groundwater management. She presented her lecture at ...

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Kristin Kiesel and Colleagues Receive USDA Grant to Promote "Farm to Fork" Food Business Incubator in Sacramento

Nov. 21, 2016

Kristin Kiesel has collaborated on a new USDA grant to incubate "farm-to-fork" businesses for low-income communities in Sacramento's Promise Zone, which encompasses one of the most economically hardest‐hit ...

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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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Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab Team Wins BIFAD Award for Scientific Excellence

Nov. 10, 2016

Michael Carter, ARE professor and director of the Assets and Market Access (AMA) Innovation Lab (formally BASIS CRSP), is part of a team of researchers who received the 2016 Board ...

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Philip Martin Discusses Farm Labor and Illegal Migration With the New York Times

Oct. 31, 2016

Philip Martin, chairman of the Comparative Immigration and Integration Program and editor of the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, responds to New York Times writer Eduardo Porter's ...

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