“Berckonomics” was about connecting ideas in ways that weren’t obvious. It was also about making connections among people: “Bonding over Environment, Resources, Coffee, and Kindness.”
The rise of electric vehicles in the U.S. has altered the effectiveness of gasoline taxes. Read more...
Congratulations and best wishes to the ARE gradaute class of 2019, left-right: John Loeser, Jon Proctor, Dina Gorenshteyn, Ellen Lin, Greg Lane, Erin Kelley, Deirdre Sutula, Itai Trilnick, Matt Woerman, ARE Graduate Student Advisor Carmen Karahalios, Stephen Harrell, Shaoda Wang, and Allyson Barnett Root.
Among several inspiring nominees, ARE Professor Jeff Perloff stood out for his consistently excellent ratings for large lecture-style classes, *and* for small discussion or lab-style classes.
In recognition of outstanding achievements in original research, ARE Professor David Zilberman is one of eight UC Berkeley faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most distinguished scientific organizations in the country.
The annual American Economic Journal (AEJ) "Best Paper Awards" highlight the best paper published in each of the American Economic Journals. Nominations are provided by AEA members, and winners are selected by the journals' editors, co-editors, and boards of editors.
ARE Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno and alumna Tamma Carleton have been recognized with the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
The Daily Californian reports on the campus community gathering in Sibley Auditorium on Monday Aptil 15th to discuss signature initiatives regarding sustainability, equality and artificial intelligence at a town hall sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The environmental initiative working group represented at the town hall meeting is co-chaired by ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie.
A century of water management in the western United States is on the verge of being restructured and two UC Berkeley water experts approve. ARE Professor David Zilberman and UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno are featured in Berkeley News article regarding less Colorado River water for California and the West.
Policies on air pollution, climate change, and water have far-reaching effects on millions of Americans and businesses. Is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—the federal agency whose mission is to protect public health and the environment—using the best available economic science when designing and proposing such policy?The newly created External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC) will convene nationally-recognized environmental economists to ensure that it does.
ARE '17 alumna, and current Assistant Professor at the University of Sydney, Rebecca Taylor, ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas and ARE graduate student Scott Kaplan, along with co-author and M.A. candidate Kevin Jung from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, are featured in Berkeley News, regarding their Berkeley-based soda tax research.
ARE Professor Joseph Shapiro is a winner of a 2019 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The other award winners announced on March 22, 2019 are Alex Wolitzky of MIT and Xavier Jaravel of the London School of Econonics.
In an interview with Globes, the largest and oldest daily evening financial newspaper in Israel, ARE Professor David Zilberman discusses pesticides and genetic engineering, and how agricultural policy must take a multidisciplinary approach.
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.