Economics

How Green Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies?

April 02, 2021
Economist David Rapson says carbon tax, other strategies may offer better ways to address climate change — and wins over debate watchers to his point of view.

People Are Driving Electric Vehicles Less Than Projected

February 08, 2021
New data indicates that electric vehicles may not be an easy future substitute for the gasoline-powered fleet, as EVs are currently being used half as much as conventional cars. That is according to a paper published from the University of Chicago, UC Davis and UC Berkeley.

Experts Recommend U.S. Food and Nutrition Data System for Future

March 19, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Economics Division should expand data holdings to step up its research on how and what Americans are eating, who struggles to put food on the table, and how well federal nutrition assistance programs are working, according to a panel of experts led by UC Davis economist Marianne Bitler.

Alumni and Friends Honored With UC Davis Alumni Awards

December 12, 2019
Three College of Letters and Science alumni and two supporters will receive UC Davis Alumni Awards. They are among eight alumni and friends being honored by the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) for their contributions in many fields and to the university. The awards will be formally presented at the Alumni Awards Gala on Feb. 7, 2020.

Study Finds Deportations Haven't Reduced Crime

September 27, 2019
UC Davis researchers are examining the consequences of deportation from many angles — its effects on people, families and communities. Their research employs analytical methods from sociology, economics, the humanities and other disciplines.

Campus Invests in Data Science, Immigration Research

September 12, 2019
The University of California, Davis, is investing $4 million over three years to launch four new research centers that align campus strengths with unique opportunities for global impact. Two of the four centers are led by faculty in the College of Letters and Science.

Double Major Plans to Launch Her Own Business

Levina Setiono dreams of founding her own palm oil farm in Surabaya, Indonesia, where she grew up. Setiono said a double major in economics and international agricultural development will help her learn deeply about the economic risks and benefits involved in launching her own business venture.