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".
A funny thing happened on the way to repealing fuel economy standards—program benefits went up.
ARE Professor and Manging Director of the Center for Economics, Resources and Innovation (CERI), David Roland-Holst, featured in UC Berkeley News article regarding recent Berkeley conference “California and China: Leadership for a Low Carbon Future”.
ARE Professor David Zilberman featured in Live Science article.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer has received a 2018 Peder Sather Grant Program Award.
ARE faculty and alumni were recognized for current and career-long accomplishments, reaffirming our department's top-ranked status in the field of agricultural economics.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer featured in Los Angeles Times article regarding publication of the Fourth Climate Change Assessment/San Francisco Bay Area Summary Report.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer among many UCB and CNR faculty authors of Fourth Climate Change Assessment/San Francisco Bay Area Summary Report.
ARE is very pleased to announce that our former faculty member Ann E. Harrison, and current William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, is the next Dean of the Haas School of Business. She will begin her term on January 1, 2019.
ARE/ESPM Professor J. Keith Gilless comments included San Francisco Chronicle article.
Study co-authored by ARE Associate Professor Joseph Shapiro has shown that the federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as U.S. manufacturers increased production.
ARE doctoral student Jonathan Proctor explains in Berkeley News article the pros and cons of solar geoengineering when it comes to crops.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses public transit emissions in the context of newly proposed California legislation that would drive tailpipe emissions from new transit buses to zero by 2030.
We mourn the loss of our colleague and our good friend, Peter Berck. Not only was he an outstanding economist and a compassionate friend and colleague, he was a wonderful mentor to generations of students and made major contributions to the public.