In this EI blog, ARE Professor James Sallee addresses key features of existing programs, their limited ability to foster fuel switching and the alternatives.
"Disbursing Emergency Relief Through Utilities: Evidence from Ghana"
Berkeley ARE graduate student Pierre Biscaye, ARE alum '20 and Assistant Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Susanna Berkouwer, Steve Puller, and Catherine Wolfram publish their recent research in the Journal of Development Economics.
ARE Phd Candidate Livia Alfonsi Selected to Participate in the WEAI Graduate Student Workshop
The Western Economic Association's International Graduate Student Workshop will be held at WEAI's 97th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 29th-July 3rd, 2022. Read more about Livia and her research here.
ARE Alum '14 Guojun He Co-Editor of JEEM in 2022
Guojun He is Associate Professor in Economics and Management & Strategy at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Professor He holds a concurrent appointment at the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago (EPIC) and serves as the research director of its China center (EPIC-China).
Tracking Inequality in Real Time — a Powerful New Tool from Berkeley Economists
A powerful new web tool from a team of prominent Berkeley economists will allow users to track, almost in real time, how economic growth and policy affect the distribution of income and wealth in the United States.
ARE Alum '21 Scott Kaplan Publishes in the Economic Inquiry
PhD Alum '17 Rebecca Taylor Publishes in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Latest Publication from ARE Professor Emeritus George Judge
"An Entropy-Based Approach for Nonparametrically Testing Simple Probability Distribution Hypotheses" is a research paper recently published in Econometrics from Emeritus Professor George Judge and co-authors.
More Than 1 million Fewer Students Are In College. Here's How That Impacts the Economy
UC Berkeley News features an NPR news piece reporting that more than 1 million fewer students are enrolled in college now than before the pandemic began. According to new data released Thursday, U.S. colleges and universities saw a drop of nearly 500,000 undergraduate students in the Fall of 2021, continuing a historic decline that began the previous Fall. Read more about the data released, here.
The San Joaquin Valley Has a Salinity Problem
After decades of salt accumulation, Berkeley scientists look for new solutions. ARE Professor David Zilberman was interviewed in the Winter 2021 issue of California Magazine regarding the matter.
UC Berkeley Will Begin Spring Semester with Mostly Remote Instruction
Chancellor Carol Christ, Catherine Koshland, interim executive vice chancellor and provost, and Guy Nicolette, assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services sent the following message:
ARE Mourns the Loss of Outstanding Scholar, Esteemed Colleague and Dear Friend Leo K. Simon
The ARE community's caring thoughts are with Leo's family. Leo K. Simon, December 6, 1948 - January 10, 2022.
Subways and Urban Air Pollution
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro et al. investigate the effect of subway system openings on urban air pollution in the current issue of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 14, Issue 1.
The Cost of Air Pollution
The 2021 season of the ARE Discussions webinar series concluded with an episode on the cost of air pollution, featuring research by ARE Professor Michael Anderson.
Allowing Poor Farmers to Grow Golden Rice Can Save Lives
ARE Professor David ZIlberman and co-authors wrote an opinion piece on Golden Rice published online in the December 21st, 2021 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The consumption of the genetically modified rice variety known as Golden Rice (GR) offers a potent and cost-effective strategy to combat Vitamin A Deficiency, however, many governments have prevented its cultivation.
Investigating Local Welfare Information in Small, Rural Communities in Central Java
ARE Job Candidate Carly Trachtman writes an article for the World Bank Development Impact Blog.
ARE Alumna '14 Diana Ngo is Honored with the Occidental College Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize
ARE is pleased to share that Associate Professor Ngo (formerly Lee), recipient of the Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize, has been praised for her passion for economics, microeconomic theory and in particular, economic development.
ARE Job Candidate Matthew Suandi Featured in a Podcast
UC Berkeley Professor Brad DeLong interviews ARE Student Matthew Suandi in a podcast episode titled "Faulty Torpedoes, WWII Submarines, Promotions & Our Hideous Waste of Human Potential." The podcast features Suandi's job market paper.
David Zilberman named “IICA Chair” for contribution to sustainable development
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture recognizes Zilberman for his research on bioeconomy and alternative energies.
Implications of the Drought for California Agriculture
Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno is co-editor of a special issue of the ARE Update focused on how the state can adapt to a drier future.