Megan Lang won the Best Student Paper Award for her paper titled "Contracting for Electricity in Low Income Countries: the Role of Liquidity Constraints and Transaction Costs."
2021 ARE Assistant Professor, and current postdoc at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Katherine Wagner, writes about three features of natural disaster insurance markets that complicate needed policy reform.
The paper "The global value of water in agriculture" written by Paolo D'Odorico, Davide Danilo Chiarelli, Lorenzo Rosa, Alfredo Bini, David Zilberman and Maria Cristina Rulli, has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Welcome to Berkeley Katherine!
ARE is very pleased to welcome the incoming 2020 Graduate Student Cohort to the department and to UC Berkeley!
Berckonomics (Bonding over Economics, Resources, Coffee and Kindness) will be the highlight at an AAEA (virtual) session scheduled August 10, 2020 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM (CDT). The session has been organized by ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas and ARE Alumnus ( '17) Andrew Stevens will lead the discussion.
"Joint Oligopsony‐Oligopoly Power in Food Processing Industries: Application to the US Broiler Industry" examines settings in which food processors jointly exercise oligopsony power over farmers in the upstream market and oligopoly power over consumers in the downstream market.
"Subsidy Policies and Insurance Demand" studies the impact of subsidy policies on weather insurance take-up.
A paper was recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics by ARE Professor Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, Joshua Berning, and three ARE Alumni: Kristin Kiesel ('09), Hayley Chouinard ('02), and Jill McCluskey ('98) titled "Consumer and Strategic Firm Response to Nutrition Shelf Labels." The paper features experimental evidence on nutrition claims.
Obama-era standards are dead. Who pulled the trigger?
ARE students have been interviewed across several media outlets relating to recent research on the effectiveness of policies intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19, research recently highlighted on this department website. Read the June 9th, 2020 article.
A 2009 paper by ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas and coauthors was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2020 Long Term Impact Award given by the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science.
Current ARE graduates Sébastien Annan-Phan, Hannah Druckenmiller, Luna Yue Huang, Andrew Hultgren, Peiley Lau, Jaecheol Lee, and ARE alumnus '17 Kenny Bell, along with leading author and ARE affiliated faculty member Professor Solomon Hsiang have just published in Nature magazine.
ARE congratulates Carmen on this much deserved recognition!
A new report explores the effect on California's agricultural industries, food security, and the environment. Included in the report, an article by ARE Professor Michael Anderson addresses vehicle traffic (and associated pollution) in California.
ARE graduate students Kate Pennington and Carly Trachtman win award from UC Berkeley's Graduate Council’s Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs and the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center. Congratulations Carly and Kate!
ARE is very pleased to announce Leila Safavi as winner of the 2020 Sidney Hoos Award for best 2nd year paper.
Congratulations to newly elected AAEA President Khanna!
"Cooperative Extension Specialists: Incubating Climate Change Solutions".
ARE honors 2020 graduates with a virtual ceremony.