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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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Europe's Migration Crisis, Philip L. Martin

March 17, 2016

The European Union’s 28 member nations received 1.2 million applications from asylum seekers in 2015. One reason for the upsurge in asylum applicants is that German Chancellor Angela ...

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The Making of a Typical Gallon of Gasoline in California, Aaron Smith

March 16, 2016

Policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions from transportation have hit major obstacles in the past few years. In effect, these policies take money from petroleum producers and give it to ...

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Total Water vs. Drought Water Used to Produce Select Commodities in California, Nina M. Anderson and Daniel A. Sumner

March 16, 2016

To be relevant to California’s drought, discussions of water used to produce food items should focus on the irrigation water relevant to production in California. By that measure, drought-relevant ...

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Three Giannini Foundation Members Honored as AAEA Fellows

Jan. 13, 2016

Three of the six AAEA members who were recognized as Fellows at the annual 2015 meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association are Giannini Foundation members: Ariel Dinar, University ...

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