Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno joins a new, interdisciplinary project working to create a resilient water future.
Rausser College of Natural Resources Dedicated and Celebrated
Chancellor Carol T. Christ and Dean David Ackerly led festivities celebrating the naming of the Rausser College of Natural Resources in recognition of the landmark gift from Professor Emeritus and Former Dean Gordon Rausser.
The American Energy Society Names a Paper by ARE Professor Joe Shapiro as the 2020 Energy Article of the Year
The department is pleased to announce the news regarding the paper titled “The Environmental Bias of Trade Policy" and congratulates Professor Shapiro!
Faculty Recruitment: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Agricultural Economics
The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications from qualified individuals to two positions, one open rank (OR: assistant, associate or full professor), the other a tenure-track Assistant Professor (NT). The successful applicant to the open rank position may occupy the recently endowed Rausser Chair of Agricultural Economics.
Guido W. Imbens, David Card, and Joshua D. Angrist Are Awarded the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
We are delighted that our former colleague, Guido Imbens (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and Department of Economics, 2002-2006) won the prize this year. We are also very happy that David Card (Department of Economics), who has been a good friend to this department, has also won.
Ending the Great Cost Shift: How California’s Poor Subsidize the State’s Solar Lifestyle, Part 1
Meredith Fowlie's research is featured in the September 21st, 2021 edition of Black Voice News (BVN), a "solutions-oriented, data-supported, justice seeking [publication] from Southern California’s Inland Empire." Read the article here.
Meredith Fowlie Named Co-Director of NBER'S EEE Program
ARE is delighted to announce that Meredith Fowlie is the new co-director of the Environment and Energy Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
ARE Alumnus '97 Jinhua Zhao Welcomed As Cornell's Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
The latest issue of Cornell's campus publication the Cornell Chronicle features Jinhua Zhao as Dyson's new Dean.
The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio
ARE alumnus '19, Brown University Assistant Professor Matt Pecenco and co-authors have had their research published in the American Economic Review, Vol. 111, Issue 9. "Every year, millions of Americans experience the incarceration of a family member. Using 30 years of administrative data from Ohio and exploiting differing incarceration propensities of randomly assigned judges, this paper provides the first quasi-experimental estimates of the effects of parental and sibling incarceration in the United States."
ARE CE Specialist Emeritus Tim Wallace remembered in local publication, Berkeleyside
Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialist Emeritus Luther T. (Tim) Wallace [Aug. 16, 1928 – May 14, 2021] was recruited by ARE in 1963 and became a CE Specialist Emeritus in October 1996. He spent 58 years total in Berkeley. Read more about Tim's illustrious life here.
Welcome to ARE's 2021 Cohort
Cal Fall semester has begun and instruction commenced Wednesday, August 25th. On Monday, August 23rd, ARE held its annual Orientation Day for its incoming cohort and an image of these new ARE graduate students was captured on the west portico steps of Giannini Hall.
ARE extends a warm welcome to Sheah, Ian, Kaleb, Michelle, Paula, Nicholas, Zachari, Suvy, Danial, Elena, and Takanao.
The Outlook for California’s Almond Market
The latest issue of ARE Update features the article "The Outlook for California’s Almond Market" by Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno and co-authors, as well as featuring an article by Professor David Zilberman, "Science-Based Agriculture for Expanding Food Production and Sustainability."
The Roadmap: Do Energy Efficiency Programs Work? Lessons for Policymakers
ARE alumna '17 and University of Chicago Harris Public Policy Assistant Professor Fiona Burlig is featured on the new Energy Policy Insitute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) podcast miniseries The Roadmap. Fiona discusses the line of research and ways policymakers could improve energy efficiency programs.
A Machine Learning Breakthrough Uses Satellite Images to Improve Lives
ARE alumni Tamma Carleton '18 and Jon Proctor '19 are part of a team based at UC Berkeley that have devised a machine learning system to tap the problem-solving potential of satellite imaging, using low-cost, easy-to-use technology that could bring access and analytical power to researchers and governments worldwide.
Fight to Save Monarch Butterflies at Gill Tract Farm Ends in a Victory
Fifty-seven Monarchs were counted overwintering at Gill Tract Farm last year. A group of farmers pushed back to get protective measures added to UC Berkeley’s development plans, and won.
Gabe Englander Awarded the 2021 Dissertation of the Year Award by the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis
The Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis notes that Gabe's "work on fisheries and the effect of regulations will inform future rule making and the associated benefit-cost analyses for quite a while."
Latest Issue of ARE Update Now Available Online
ARE Update is a bimonthly magazine published by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics for the purpose of providing wide dissemination of research results and expert opinion from faculty and graduate students in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC Riverside.
In Memoriam: Luther T. "Tim" Wallace
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
ARE's "Hal the Hot Dog Guy" Weighs in on the Oakland A's Proposed Howard Terminal Project
SFGATE will be publishing guest columnists this Summer on each side of the debate surrounding the Oakland A's proposed Howard Terminal Project and ARE graduate student, and Oakland Coliseum hot dog vendor Hal Gordon, is the first guest columnist. "Let's Go Oakland."
David Zilberman Is Named a Fellow of the EAERE
ARE is very pleased to announce that Professor David Zilberman has been named a Fellow of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.