ARE graduate student Susanna Berkouwer coauthored an Energy Institute blog post on the impact of new information technology on electricity access in Ghana.
ARE '18 alumnus Dan Hammer has been selected by the Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors and UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2019 Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by a Young Alumnus.
ARE Professor David Zilberman reflects on the critical roles that mentors and role models have played in his career. Zilberman was recently awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture.
ARE Professor, and Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Chairman, Keith Gilless, featured in San Francisco Chronicle article regarding Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 news conference held in Sacramento by wildland managers, to discuss plan to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to protect communities from wildfires. The effort would create a single environmental review process to cover vegetation reduction projects, field breaks and restoration projects.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses who should bear the costs of wildfire damage compensation and risk mitigation.
In this Energy Institute blog post, ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses the future of electric vehicle subsidies in light of a newly published working paper by UC Davis economists that studies the impacts of California's Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program, which is a retire-and-replace subsidy program for EV purchases.
ARE is very excited to announce that the 2019 Wolf Prize for Agriculture has been awarded to Professor David Zilberman for his work in developing economic models for fundamental problems in agriculture, economics and policy.
ARE Professor Keith Gilless joins Wharton's Howard Kunreuther and University of South Carolina's Robert Hartwig to discuss how communities can better prepare for disasters in 2019.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie has authored an Energy Institute blog post regarding her new personal PurpleAir pollution monitor. She discusses the emerging role that privately owned low-cost pollution monitors can play in enabling public crowdsourcing of air quality information.
"Flawed analyses of U.S. auto fuel economy standards" is in the December 7th, 2018 edition of Science, one of the world's top academic journals.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses PhD job candidate Matt Woerman's job market paper in his recent Energy Institute Blog, a paper on the intersection of industrial organization and energy economics.
Please join ARE in congratulating Professor Jim Sallee at the awards reception and ceremony on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. We look forward to celebrating Jim Sallee and the truly great advising being done throughout the Berkeley campus.
ARE alums James Hilger '06 and Andrew Stevens '17, and ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas are authors of recent study “Measuring willingness to pay for environmental attributes in seafood,” published in the journal of Environmental and Resource Economics.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), a number used by economists and regulators to determine benefit/cost analyses. The SCC is the economic damage a single ton of carbon dioxide (or its equivalent) emitted at a certain point in time causes over its lifetime.
"Valuing Assets Provided to Low-Income Households in South Sudan," by R. Chowdhury, E. Collins, E. Ligon, and K. Munshi addresses programs commonly known in the development world as “ultra-poor graduation” programs, as they’re meant to “graduate” beneficiaries out of extreme poverty.
The 1972 Clean Water Act has driven significant improvements in U.S. water quality, according to the first comprehensive study of water pollution over the past several decades.
New research coauthored by ARE alum Chantal Toledo '16 from Mathematica Policy Research and ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas looks into California egg purchases using a large scanner-level dataset from a national grocery chain as well as a difference-in-differences approach to see the effect of three consecutive outbreaks.
As reported in Western Farm Press, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for California's WaterFix by ARE Professor and Chair David Sunding that finds WaterFix could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who obtain their water from participating State Water Project (SWP) contractors.
In Energy Insitute at Haas Blog ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses recent scientific literaturre that causally links air pollution and health outcomes.
Award is for Journal of Industrial Economics publication entitled "Retail Mergers and Food Prices : Evidence from France".