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Public universities and regional growth:  Insights from the University of California

AIC researchers Jim Lapsley and Dan Sumner have just published a book chapter, “We Are Both Hosts,” that highlights the synergistic interaction between Napa wine industry and the University of California, Davis. Their

book coverresearch appears as a chapter in the new book, Public Universities and Region Growth: Insights from the University of California, which was recently published by Stanford University Press. The chapter “We Are Both Hosts”, examines agricultural innovation by focusing on the interaction between Napa valley wineries and vineyards and the U.C. Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. Tracing the growth in the production of and market for quality wine, the chapter reviews the development and adoption of viticultural and enological innovations from the 1950s to the present and analyzes the effects of U.C. Davis outreach, teaching and research.

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