University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 20) in response to President Biden’s executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accord. UC denounced the country’s 2020 exit from the agreement, while remaining steadfastly committed to the treaty as well as the University’s own green energy and carbon neutrality goals.
With the United States struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, an economic meltdown and a surge of domestic terrorism, a team of top experts from UC Berkeley has been summoned to join the administration of incoming President Joe Biden.
Anna Harte, medical director of University Health Services and Guy Nicolette, assistant vice chancellor of University Health Services, issued the following message on Tuesday:
UC Berkeley's chancellor and executive vice chancellor and provost, Carol Christ and A. Paul Alivisatos, respectively, sent a message to the campus community on Monday.
ARE affiliated faculty member, Professor Catherine Wolfram, addresses how more progress is being made decarbonizing the electricity sector compared to the decarbonizing of transport.
The first of three articles to be published in memory of Professor Peter Berck, titled "Recycling Policies, Behavior and Convenience: Survey Evidence from the CalRecycle Program" has been published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.
ARE congratulates all the 2020 Fall Semester RCNR honors students, in particular, EEP honors recipients Ariana Jessa, Yanling Liu and Jerry Zhu.
Marshall Burke discusses economic costs of a do-nothing approach to the climate crisis. Watch full episode here.
Big environmental progress was made during a terrible 2020.
New Energy Institute research charts a path to lower methane emissions.
Ayele Solomon, an alumn of the ARE undergraduate program, was recently featured on the entrepreneurial-themed reality show Shark Tank!
Megan has published a post on the the World Bank's blog Development Impact, which focuses on the latest news, methods, and insights related to impact evaluation.
The recent publication advances modeling of commodity storage and consumption, which is crucial for analysis of commodity prices and policies.
Climate change, economic recovery, and the 2020 election.
The episode is titled "Sell Me Your Climate Bombs."
The foundation of Professor Villas-Boas' distinguished appointment is her investigation in the vertical structure of markets and her work in the area of food demand. "She works on the frontier of two major topics of importance to understanding domestic agricultural and resource markets in the spirit of the intent of the Class of 1934 Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professorship Chair."
A new research center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will aim to improve U.S. food systems to address such issues as pandemic-driven food system security and safety; improving crop yield, quality and nutrition; decreasing energy and water resource consumption; and increasing production and eliminating food waste.
September 21, 2020 Yale Economic Growth Center publication reflects on economics scholar Professor Cynthia Taft and honors the collaboration between Professors Taft and Adelman and their contributions as "giants and pioneers" in development economics.
Joint with Alejandro del Valle, Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry publish new research on government provision of disaster transfers in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.