Research

Apr 16, 2021

Why Wall Street Investors’ Trading California Water Futures is Nothing to Fear – and Unlikely to Work Anyway

Should we be concerned now that profit-hungry hedge funds and other investors can trade water like a barrel of oil or shares of Apple? Heidi Schweizer and colleague Ellen Bruno weigh in.

Apr 7, 2021

CALS Names New Department Head

JunJie Wu will bring his expertise in agricultural and environmental policy and his passion for teaching, research, and extension education to NC State as department head for Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Mar 15, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Understanding the effects of temperature on rice yields is important to assess whether rice-breeding efforts have helped address the environmental challenges faced by modern society, such as global warming.

Mar 8, 2021

New Research Reveals Growing Economic Impact of NC Seafood

New research has found that North Carolina’s wild-caught commercial seafood industry provides 5,500 jobs and nearly $300 million to the state’s gross domestic product.

Feb 1, 2021

Commentary on COVID-19 Policy from Ercumen and Guiteras

The authors encourage low-cost preventative measures like masking and distancing to continue and emphasize that vaccines should be viewed as an additional layer of protection.

Jan 4, 2021

Measuring Agricultural Trade Costs: Findings and Recommendations

Heidi Schweizer and John Beghin offer suggestions for reducing the financial burdens associated with international trade.

Jan 3, 2021

Farming: A Risky Business and How Research and Extension Address Risk

Agricultural risk is a given in farming. How do land-grant universities contribute through research and extension?

Jan 3, 2021

Emissions, Transmission, and the Environmental Value of Renewable Energy

A recent study shows that high energy demand can cause congestion which limits the environmental benefit of the wind energy.

Jan 3, 2021

Benefits of Renewable Energy Vary From Place to Place

The work can help target renewable energy investments where they can do the most good.

Dec 16, 2020

Benefits of Renewable Energy Vary From Place to Place

The big takeaway from the study is that the environmental value of renewable energy varies significantly. In other words, one megawatt hour (MWh) of renewable power varies depending on where that power was generated.