J. Edward Taylor


Position Title

Agricultural and Resource Economics

2107 Social Sciences and Humanities

J. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) and Director of the Center on Rural Economies of the Americas and Pacific Rim (REAP) at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches courses on international development economics and econometric methods. He is also co-editor of theAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics and founder of the alternative textbook initiative, RebelText.org. Taylor has written extensively on the economy-wide impacts of agricultural and development policies and on immigration.  He co-authored Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium (Oxford University Press) and was appointed by the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform to serve on the Binational Study of Mexico-U.S. Migration.  He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics and has advised a number of foreign governments and international development agencies, including The World Bank, United Nations, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Inter-American Development Bank. In recent years his research has been featured in The EconomistNew York TimesWall Street JournalThe AtlanticLos Angeles Times, National Public Radio, and the Washington Post