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  • News — economics
    Crime Read More Andre Boik Awarded ISS Funding Boik will study rural internet access programs Read More Davis Econ s Bushnell Weighs in on Alberta s Climate Policy in Wired Magazine Alberta home of the oil sands adopts a carbon tax Read More Jorda and Taylor s Research Cited in the Economist Are we riding the third wave of a rolling debt crisis Read More A Brief Guide to Poverty in the US A video series featuring research on domestic poverty Presented by the Center for Poverty Research UC Davis Read More Katherine Eriksson Joins UCD Econ Economic Historian Katherine Eriksson joins UC Davis Economics Department Read More UC Davis Economic history faculty honored Profs Clark and Taylor win awards for their research Read More How clean is the electric car David Rapson s research covered in the San Diego Union Tribune Read More Katheryn Russ to serve at CEA Russ is serving as a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers during 2015 16 Read More Davis graduate student Lester Lusher awarded behavioral economics grant Lusher will study incentives for college achievement Read More Department Citations The Department Citation in Economics is an award conferred in recognition of outstanding Economic Undergraduate Accomplishment Past recipients of the Department Citation Award are displayed on a bulletin board in the Economics Department Read More Sorry to burst your bubble Research by Oscar Jorda and Alan Taylor from UC Davis together with Moritz Schularick U of Bonn cited in the latest issue of The Economist Read More Debunking the myth of the job stealing immigrant Professor Giovanni Peri of the University of California Davis has shown that immigrants tend to complement rather than compete against the existing work force Read More Graduating with high and highest honors Undergraduate students graduating with high and highest honors for 2014 2015 Read More March Family Internship Fund Awardees Awardees for the March Family Internship Fund for 2014 2015 Read More Distinguished Undergraduate Student The Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award is presented by the Faculty to a student who has been cited for outstanding achievement in Economics for 2014 2015 Read More Democracy and human rights Professor Meissner s research on the link between trade openness to democracy featured by the White House Read More Social status is more strongly inherited even than height Professor Clark discusses why he thinks the American Dream doesn t exist and shares his thoughts on promoting equality with Michael Krasney in FORUM at KQED Read More What Happened to Global Growth Atif Mian Princeton professor and coauthor of the acclaimed book House of Debt delivered this years Sheffrin Lecture Read More To those who have more is given Professor Gregory Clark s research with Neil Cummins cited in The Guardian U K Read More Safe as houses New research by Oscar Jorda UC Davis Moritz Schularick U of Bonn and Alan Taylor UC Davis featured in The Economist Read More Professor Lindert on Piketty s Capital Professor Peter Lindert participated in

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  • About the Department of Economics — economics
    division core courses in micro and macroeconomics statistics and mathematics undergraduates majoring in economics take upper division courses in economic theory macroeconomics data analysis labor economics public economics industrial organization international economics and economic history Students may choose from an array of courses that interest them with various degrees of theoretical applied or policy focus and they can elect a track of concentration among several available choices including 1 International Macro Finance 2 Behavior and Strategy 3 Environmental 4 Data Analytics 5 Policy Analysis 6 Poverty and Inequality and 7 Economic History Overseas study and internship opportunities also are available Department ranking The RePEc Research Papers in Economics project which conducts the most up to date research based evaluation of economics departments in academic institutions ranked UC Davis at number 21 top 5 among U S Economics departments in June 2015 The ranking is based on quantity and quality of faculty and graduate students research accounting for number of publications their impact factors and citations Research prominence Research studies by our faculty members are routinely published in the top peer reviewed journals in economics including the American Economic Review the Quarterly Journal of Economics the Review of Economic Studies the Journal of International Economics the Review of Economics and Statistics the Journal of Economic Theory the Journal of Human Resources the Journal of Labor Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association Many of our faculty members serve on editorial boards or as editors for professional journals The National Science Foundation the National Institutes of Health the U S Department of Health and Human Services the U S Department of Agriculture the California Air Resources Board the MacArthur Foundation and other granting and governmental agencies have recognized the outstanding scholarship of our faculty members by financially supporting their research studies during the past five years In 2009 a 1 million gift to the Department of Economics created an endowed chair the C Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics to support the work of a professor in the international economics group recognized for scholarship of global importance Fifteen members of our faculty have been nominated as Research Associates at the National Bureau of Economics Research in Cambridge Massachusetts the most prestigious scholarly association for economists in the United States Faculty expertise Department of Economics faculty members have peer recognized expertise in a broad spectrum of topical areas including labor markets unemployment poverty taxation polices and credits economic history food and nutrition programs consumer confidence health care access and utilization international trade and finance food and energy pricing and supply the economic impacts of war and other matters of pressing societal importance Students have the opportunity to learn from professors who have conducted fascinating insightful studies on the economic implications of immigration policies on the emerging interdisciplinary fields of behavioral economics modern data analysis mechanisms for the transmission of economic inequality and other novel topics State and federal agencies national nonprofit organizations and private sector organizations have drawn upon the

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  • Emmanuel Fahri (Harvard University) — economics
    The Graduate Program First year students Prospective Students Admission Information Fees and Financial Aid Domestic Applicants International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions Graduate Program General Questions Qualifications Application fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Events Department Seminars Info Emmanuel Fahri Harvard University Date Time Feb 17 2016 from 04 10 PM to 05 30 PM Location 1113 Social Science and Humanities Blue room Description Paper Available TBA Contact Name Lori Odenweller 530 752 0526 More information about this event Attendees Free and open to the public iCal Export vCal Export Filed under Macro International Economics Theory Levine Family Fund Lecture Series Anil Kashyap University of Chicago Mar 11 2016 Steven Radelet Georgetown University Jan 22 2016 The Levine Family Fund Series Gary D Libecap UC Santa Barbara May 05 2015 More Seminar Calendar Seminar Calendar Locations for Seminars The bulk of our Seminars are located in the Social Science and Humanities Building Below is a map to the building and the appropriate entrance door along with the nearest parking

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  • Events — economics
    Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Events Info Events Emmanuel Fahri Harvard University Feb 17 2016 from 04 10 PM to 05 30 PM 1113 Social Science and Humanities Blue room Marcelo Moreira Fundacao Getulio Vargas FGV EPGE Brazil Feb 29 2016 from 12 10 PM to 01 30 PM 1131 Social Science and Humanities Gold Optimal Two Sided Tests for Instrumental Variables Regression with Heteroskedastic and Autocorrelated Errors Erik Hornung LMU Munich Mar 08 2016 from 04 10 PM to 05 30 PM 1131 Social Science and Humanities Gold Bismarck s Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline Anil Kashyap University of Chicago Mar 11 2016 from 04 10 PM to 05 30 PM 2203 Social Science and Humanities Andrews conference room The Greek Financial Crisis Levine Family Fund Lecture Series Anil Kashyap University of Chicago Mar 11 2016 Steven Radelet Georgetown University Jan 22 2016 The Levine Family Fund Series Gary D Libecap UC Santa Barbara May 05 2015 More Seminar Calendar Seminar Calendar Locations for Seminars The bulk

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  • Featured Courses — economics
    2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Info Featured Courses Economics 121B Industrial Organization II Regulation is the primary means by which governments influence the business environment This course presents an introduction to the study of strategy and competition with a particular focus on government policies related to industrial competitiveness Through a combination of lecture and case discussions the course gives students a framework for understanding strategic firm behavior as well as how regulation can change the incentives faced by a firm Students will learn how well designed regulation can improve economic outcomes while poorly designed regulation can create rather than solve problems Economics 121B Industrial Organization II Read More Economics 125 Energy Economics The human population on Earth is predicted to grow to 9 billion people by 2040 while at the same time unprecedented numbers of people will be pulled out of poverty by the forces of globalization This great rise in wealth is fueled by and largely dependent upon energy resources At the same time consumption of energy the dominant driver of climate change threatens to undo the benefits of this economic growth In this class you will become an expert on energy markets how they function and how they fail The focus will be on the United States with much of the reading drawing upon the New York Times Wall Street Journal The Economist and other news sources You will tackle some of the most important questions facing our generation both domestically and abroad How many resources should be spent on shifting away from dirty fossil fuels toward cleaner energy sources How do we get energy to the people who value it the most Finally what are the optimal policies for navigating the tradeoffs between cheap and abundant fossil fuel

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  • Economics 121B - Industrial Organization II — economics
    Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Featured Courses Info Economics 121B Industrial Organization II Regulation is the primary means by which governments influence the business environment This course presents an introduction to the study of strategy and competition with a particular focus on government policies related to industrial competitiveness Through a combination of lecture and case discussions the course gives students a framework for understanding strategic firm behavior as well as how regulation can change the incentives faced by a firm Students will learn how well designed regulation can improve economic outcomes while poorly designed regulation can create rather than solve problems Faculty Erich Muehlegger Units 4 Prerequisites ECN 1A 1B 100 or consent of instructor Quarters I II Description This course covers three broad topics The first part of the course covers the different strategies firms use to competitively obtain market power The second part of the course examines the role of the government in regulating competition and preventing firms from obtaining market power through anti competitive means Topics covered in this section of the course will include cartels antitrust regulation merger policy and the regulation on naturally competitive industries The last section of the course will examine other policies such as environmental or safety regulations that affect industrial competitiveness and how states and countries behave strategically when setting regulations One of the primary objectives of this course is for students to apply the conceptual ideas

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  • Economics 125 - Energy Economics — economics
    Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Featured Courses Info Economics 125 Energy Economics The human population on Earth is predicted to grow to 9 billion people by 2040 while at the same time unprecedented numbers of people will be pulled out of poverty by the forces of globalization This great rise in wealth is fueled by and largely dependent upon energy resources At the same time consumption of energy the dominant driver of climate change threatens to undo the benefits of this economic growth In this class you will become an expert on energy markets how they function and how they fail The focus will be on the United States with much of the reading drawing upon the New York Times Wall Street Journal The Economist and other news sources You will tackle some of the most important questions facing our generation both domestically and abroad How many resources should be spent on shifting away from dirty fossil fuels toward cleaner energy sources How do we get energy to the people who value it the most Finally what are the optimal policies for navigating the tradeoffs between cheap and abundant fossil fuel and more expensive renewable energy sources and how do these policies compare to those being implemented today Faculty David Rapson and Jim Bushnell Units 4 Prerequisites Economics 100 or consent of instructor Quarters Varies from year to year taught in fall quarter 2015 Rapson and winter quarter 2016 Bushnell Description This course is intended for advanced economics undergraduates as well as graduate students in non economics disciplines relating to energy and the environment We will use theoretical and

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  • Economics 132 - Health Economics — economics
    Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Featured Courses Info Economics 132 Health Economics Why are health care goods and services such as pharmaceutical drugs so expensive in the U S compared to other countries Why is the health sector share of the economy rising in all nations And is this a good thing What are the consequences of the U S health insurance market being so fragmented and is it a problem that not all people have access to health insurance The course addresses questions such as these using standard microeconomic theory as well as extensions to complications that are much more important in health care markets than in many other markets informational asymmetries uncertainty consumer purchase of health goods and services through insurance rather than direct payment health externalities and monopoly due to patents Faculty A Colin Cameron Units 4 Prerequisites Mathematics 16A 16B Statistics 13 Economics 100 or consent of instructor Quarters Varies from year to year taught in fall quarter 2015 Description Health Economics 132 presents a detailed description of the institutional features of the U S health care market and current trends as well as some international comparisons These features and their consequences are studied using microeconomics tools and some statistical mathematical analysis especially applied to insurance Compared to other areas of economics

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