College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural & Resource Economics


Symons Hall

AREC is a world-class department focused on agricultural economics and policy, environmental and natural resource economics, and economic development.  The faculty are renowned for their scholarship and research, policy experience, and professional service.  Our top-ranked Ph.D. program has a diverse and high-quality student body from the U.S. and countries around the world.  Our undergraduate agricultural and resource economics major and new global poverty minor allow students to learn from leading scholars in small classes.  Policy and public education programs address issues of importance to stakeholders at local, state, national and international levels.   Browse our www site to learn more about our outstanding people and programs.

Congratulations to Professor Williams

Roberton WilliamsThe Department is pleased to announce that Professor Rob Williams has joined the Climate Leadership Council as their Chief Economist, managing and conducting research on the economic effects of carbon pricing.

Dr. Williams will continue to be a professor at UMD. He is currently teaching two classes: AREC481, Environmental Economics, and AREC783, Environmental Taxation and Regulation.

Employment Opportunities

The Department invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in one or more of the following areas: agricultural economics, environmental economics, resource economics, development economics, applied microeconomics, or related fields.

The Department also invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track extension and research faculty position in agricultural or resource economics.

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