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The Emergence of University–Private Firm Research and Development Agreements by Gordon Rausser

Aug. 11, 2016

Due to declining governmental funding for basic science, public-private research partnerships have played an increasingly important role in supporting innovative university research and development. This article presents an assessment of ...

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Where Did All the Migrant Farm Workers Go? by Maoyong Fan and Jeffrey M. Perloff

Aug. 11, 2016

The share of agricultural workers who migrate within the United States has fallen by about 60% since the late 1990s. This reduction in the number of migrant farmworkers increases the ...

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Should Communities Get into the Power Marketing Business? by Kevin Novan

Aug. 11, 2016

Traditionally, Californians have been unable to choose an electricity provider. Instead, each region has been served by a single, regulated utility. This model is changing. Local governments are now beginning ...

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Seventh Annual GARESC Conference Sponsored by the Giannini Foundation

June 13, 2016

The Giannini Foundation sponsored the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural and Resource Economics Student Conference (GARESC) on May 21, 2016 to help promote inter­campus student collaboration. Ph.D students from ...

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California Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration, Philip Martin

June 13, 2016

Farmers fear shortages of water and labor. Both have been in short supply in recent years due to drought and reduced Mexico–U.S. migration. California agriculture may be at ...

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Growers’ Assessments of Challenges Facing the California Rice Industry: Past and Present, Zoë T. Plakias and Rachael Goodhue

June 13, 2016

Rice growers in California face many challenges in 2016. In this piece, we consider current challenges cited by growers and their relationship to past challenges in the industry.

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Water Pricing for a Dry Future: Pricing Policies from Abroad and Their Relevance to California, Ariel Dinar and David Zilberman

June 13, 2016

It is raining again in California. How long will it last and how effective will it be in addressing the long-term water scarcity that the state faces? We live in ...

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Taxing Bottled Water as an Environmental Policy, Andrew Stevens, Peter Berck, and Sofia Berto Villas-Boas

April 25, 2016

Litter from plastic water bottles is an environmental concern for cities and states throughout the country. One potential policy response to this issue is to implement a consumer tax on ...

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Honey Bee Colony Strength in the California Almond Pollination Market, Brittney Goodrich and Rachael Goodhue

April 25, 2016

Honey bee colony strength is an important factor in almond pollination decisions due to increased pollination efficiency of larger colonies. Growers use contract provisions to secure a minimum level of ...

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Vinum Verum Viribus? Systematic Errors in Wine Alcohol Labels, Julian M. Alston, Kate B. Fuller, James T. Lapsley, George Soleas, and Kabir P. Tumber

April 25, 2016

Using international data for 18 vintages, we find systematic differences between the actual and stated alcohol content of wine. Our results suggest that rising alcohol content of wine may be ...

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