UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics


Aaron Smith is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, where he has been since 2001. Originally from New Zealand, he earned his PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. His research addresses policy, trading and price dynamics in agricultural, energy, and financial markets. Recent project topics include estimating the effects of ethanol production on agricultural and energy markets, estimating the effects of hedging and speculation on commodity prices, estimating the effects of residential building codes on energy efficiency, and explaining recent failures of grain futures markets to accurately price the underlying commodity. He has over 40 publications in referee journals, including outlets such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. His research has won the Quality of Communication, Quality of Research Discovery, and Outstanding American Journal of Agricultural Economics Article Awards from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the European Association of Agricultural Economists. Website: http://asmith.ucdavis.edu.

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