ARE alumni, Jill McCluskey ('98), Director and Regents Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, and Jesse Tack ('09), Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, will become editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics beginning January 1, 2022.
Two economists with Berkeley ties have been named to the administration of President Joe Biden, joining a growing group of Berkeley scholars and alumni who have taken high-level policy positions in Washington, D.C.
In his forthcoming Journal of Urban Economics article, ARE graduate student Matthew Tarduno investigates the relationship between ridesharing and traffic speeds. Leveraging the abrupt departure of Uber and Lyft from Austin, TX, Tarduno finds that ridesharing operations slowed daytime traffic by roughly 2%.
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 20) in response to President Biden’s executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accord. UC denounced the country’s 2020 exit from the agreement, while remaining steadfastly committed to the treaty as well as the University’s own green energy and carbon neutrality goals.
With the United States struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, an economic meltdown and a surge of domestic terrorism, a team of top experts from UC Berkeley has been summoned to join the administration of incoming President Joe Biden.