Zachariah Rutledge


Position Title
Ph.D. Student

Agricultural and Resource Economics

2166 Social Science and Humanities Building

Zach Rutledge is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. His research covers topics related to international migration, farm labor, agriculture, and economic development. His job market paper examines the extent to which changes in the farm labor supply affect the production of hand-harvested fruits and vegetables in California. He served two years as a student administrative coordinator at the Global Migration Center (formerly the Migration Research Cluster) organizing interdisciplinary workshops for graduate students engaged in migration-related research. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (with highest honors) in 2015 and a Master's Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2016 (both from U.C. Davis). If you would like to learn more about him or his research, please visit his personal website at