UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics


Katrina Jessoe Joins ARE Faculty

May 19, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Katrina K. Jessoe will join the ARE faculty in July 2009. Professor Jessoe received her Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at Yale …

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Michael Carter Joins ARE Faculty

Dec. 1, 2008

We are pleased to announce that Michael Carter will be joining the ARE faculty in the Fall of 2009. Professor Carter, who will be joining us from the University of …

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Faculty Profile: Cynthia Lin

Aug. 7, 2008

Cynthia Lin received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in …

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Economic Effects of Proposed Restrictions on Egg-laying Hen Housing in California

Aug. 7, 2008

A ballot initiative in California that would place restrictions on the housing of commercial egg-laying hens is scheduled for the fall 2008 election. This study has considered the economic implications …

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What is the Price of Oil?

Aug. 7, 2008

Oil prices first hit $100 per barrel on January 2, 2008. On that day, a single trader looking for notoriety bid $100 to buy the minimum 1,000 barrels before unloading …

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California Water Quality: The Role of Agriculture

Aug. 7, 2008

While California's agriculture has been vibrant and growing, the quality of the state's water bodies has weakened. However, despite the common perception that agricultural production is a principal culprit, our …

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Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Aug. 7, 2008

For over 50 years, California has been pumping water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for extensive urban and agricultural uses around the state. Today, the Delta is ailing and in …

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Faculty Profile: Travis Lybbert

Jan. 9, 2008

Travis Lybbert received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2004 and joined our faculty in 2006. Travis conducts research in four interrelated areas of applied economics: risk, poverty dynamics, technology, …

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Policy Brief: Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States

Jan. 8, 2008

The claim that farm subsidies have contributed significantly to making Americans fat by making fattening foods relatively cheap and abundant has become accepted as "fact" in the popular media. We …

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