OreCal Areas of Research

Agricultural Economies and the Environment

Rural Families, Households, and Economies

Risk Management for Specialty Crops

Consumers, Food, and Nutrition
Blog Index
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OreCal Issues Briefs

OreCal Issues Brief 001

Could a Calorie Tax or Cuts in Farm Subsidies Reduce Obesity?

OreCal Issues Brief 002

What Would Happen if the Conservation Reserve Program Were Reduced?

OreCal Issues Brief 003

Got Subsidies? Who Benefits from Farm Programs and How that Could Change with a New Farm Bill (REVISED)

OreCal Issues Brief 004

What Happens to Exports as Domestic Agricultural Policy Changes?

OreCal Issues Brief 005

How Do Alternative Designs of Payments for Ecosystem Services Affect Different Interest Groups?

OreCal Issues Brief 006

What is the Role of Crop Insurance for “Specialty” Crops?

OreCal Issues Brief 007

How does the Food Safety Modernization Act Affect Farms and Food Marketing Firms?

OreCal Issues Brief 008

How Does Domestic Food Assistance Affect Rural and Urban Household Incomes?

OreCal Issues Brief 009

What Can be Done to Reinvigorate U.S. Agricultural Research?

OreCal Issues Brief 010

Did Rapid Growth of Ethanol Production in the US Affect Global Food Price Volatility?

OreCal Issues Brief 011

How Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Affect the United States Economy?

OreCal Issues Brief 012

How do Extreme Climate Events Affect Specialty Crops and Irrigation Management?

OreCal Issues Brief 013

The 2014 Farm Bill: What Are the Major Reforms and How Do They Affect Western Agriculture?

OreCal Issues Brief 014

What are the Major Climate Risks for Agriculture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest?




Selected Recent Publications by OreCal Researchers

Tracking the Evolution and Recent Development of Whole Farm Insurance Programs
Beau Olen and JunJie Wu.
Choices 3rd Quarter (2017).

Irrigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants
Beau Olen, JunJie Wu, and Christian Langpap. 2015.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) doi: 10.1093/ajae/aav036.

Efficiency of Income Transfers to Farmers through Public Agricultural Research—Theory and Evidence from the United States
J.M. Alston
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5) (December 2009): 1281-1288.

Asymmetry, Partial Moments and Production Risk
J.M. Antle
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 32 (2010):386-416.

Adaptation of Agricultural and Food Systems to Climate Change: An Economic and Policy Perspective
J.M. Antle and S.M. Capalbo
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 32 (2010):386-416.

Minimum Wages, Immigration Control, and Agricultural Labor Supply
S. Buccola, C. Li, and J. Reimer
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2) (2012): 464-470.

Place Orientation and Rural-urban Interdependence
E.N. Castle, J. Wu and B. Weber
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(2) (Summer 2011): 179-204.

Potential Environmental Impacts of Increased Reliance on Corn-Based Bioenergy
C. Langpap and J. Wu
Environmental and Resource Economics 49(2011): 147-171.

Wine Markets in China: Assessing the Potential with Supermarket Survey Data
H. Lee, J. Huang, S. Rozelle, and D.A. Sumner
Journal of Wine Economics 4(1) (2009):94-113.

The Effects of Farm Commodity and Retail Food Policies on Obesity and Economic Welfare in the United States
A. Okrent and J.M. Alston
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(1) (February 2012): 611-646.

The Domestic Content of Imports and the Foreign Content of Exports
J. Reimer
International Review of Economics and Finance 20 (2011): 173-184.

How Have Agricultural Policies Influenced Calorie Consumption and Obesity in the United States?
B.J. Rickard, A.M. Okrent, and J.M. Alston
Health Economics (2012): in press.

Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy
D.A. Sumner, J.M. Alston, and J.W. Glauber
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2) (April 2010): 403-423.

The Economics of Regulations on Hen Housing in California
D.A. Sumner, W.A. Matthews, J.A. Mench, and J.T.R. Molina
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(3) (2010):429-438.

Rural Poverty: Why Should States Care and What Can State Policy Do?
B. Weber
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy Vol. 37(1): 48-52, 2007.

Urbanization and the Viability of Local Agricultural Economies
J. Wu, M. Fisher, and U. Pascual
Land Economics 87(February 2011): 109-125.

The Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Land Values
J. Wu and H. Lin
Land Economics 86(February 2010): 1-21.