The Promise of Crop Substitution Programs: Make Avocados, Not Drugs

Tuesday March 09, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Seminar / 6:00pm-7:00pm
James Sayre / ARE PhD Candidate , Grad Student Series: Research in Environmental Economics
About this event

Learn about ongoing research in environmental and agricultural economics with BEEPS!

Find more information and the zoom link for the event here.

James Sayre, PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, will give a talk on their recent research "The Promise of Crop Substitution Programs: Make Avocados, Not Drugs," on crop substitution programs and their relation to illegal drug production.

James' research interests are in international trade and development, and agriculture, and natural resources. James’ research combines novel sources of data (namely remote sensing methods and spatial tools) and quantitative modeling to answer applied questions like the feasibility of policies intended to lead rural farmers away from producing drugs.

This presentation will be followed by a Q&A. All UC Berkeley students are invited to attend!