Agricultural and Resource Economics
Zachariah Rutledge is a graduate student in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department. His research is rooted in exploring how immigrant-induced changes in the labor supply affect people in the United States. His recent work focuses on how increases in the immigrant workforce affect economic growth and native-born workers in low-skilled sectors of the economy. He is also in the beginning stages of a study that will analyze how a recently discovered decline in the supply of farm workers affects farming decisions in California.