Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of California, Berkeley


The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics focuses on applied economic and policy questions in agriculture, biotechnology, environment, natural resources, international development, and trade. Graduate students, faculty, and other affiliates conduct research in the following fields: agricultural economics and agribusiness; agricultural resource policy and political economy; applied econometrics; development; energy, environmental, and resource economics; intellectual property rights/biotechnology; and international economics and trade policy.

Our faculty have received many awards for research and teaching, and serve on editorial boards of journals, foundations, and other research institutes. For further information, please see our faculty profiles.


The department hosts a weekly Departmental Seminar, as well as participating in other seminars on specialized topics. For information regarding these seminars, please click the links below:

Giannini Foundation

The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics was founded in 1930 from a grant made by the Bancitaly Corporation to the University of California in tribute to its organizer and past president, Amadeo Peter Giannini of San Francisco. Members of the Giannini Foundation are University of California faculty and Cooperative Extension specialists in agricultural and resource economics on the Berkeley, Davis, and Riverside campuses. The broad mission of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California. For further information on the Foundation, please visit the website.

Undergraduate Program

Environmental Economics and Policy: BS (Rausser College of Natural Resources)

Graduate Program

Agricultural and Resource Economics: PhD

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Agricultural and Resource Economics

Contact Information

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

207 Giannini Hall, #3310

Phone: 510-642-3345

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Department Chair

Jeremy Magruder, PhD

207 Giannini Hall

Department Manager

Alana Silva

207 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-643-8319

Head Graduate Advisor

Michael L. Anderson, PhD

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Carmen Karahalios

210 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-642-3347

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

Aprajit Mahajan, PhD

Undergraduate Staff Advisor

William Hughes

260 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-5325

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