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.

AAEA Best Dissertation Award

Casey WichmanCongratulations to recent alumnus Casey Wichman. Casey will receive the AAEA Best Dissertation Award at the AAEA annual meeting in Boston this July. His dissertation, "Information and Environmental Policy," contains three essays regarding how information is utilized in decision-making and its effect on environmental policy. Casey is currently a research fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C.


UMD Graduate School Awards

Aaron Adalja and Uttara Balakrishnan

Congratulations to AREC graduate students Aaron Adalja and Uttara Balakrishnan. Aaron received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. Uttara received the Summer Research Award.

UMD AGNR Faculty & Staff Awards

Jim Hanson, Melekte Truneh, and Paul Goeringer

Congratulations to Jim Hanson, Melekte Truneh, and Paul Goeringer. Jim received the Dean Gordon Cairns Award. Melekte received the On-Campus Staff Award. Paul received the Excellence in Extension Award.

Contact Information

University of Maryland
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
7998 Regents Drive
Symons Hall, Rm. 2200
College Park, MD  20742

Phone: 301-405-1293
Fax: 301-314-9091

Employment Opportunities

The Department seeks multiple faculty appointees who will develop distinguished research and teaching programs in one or more of the following areas: agricultural economics; environmental, resource or energy economics; international trade or economic development; and applied econometrics, applied microeconomics or experimental/ behavioral economics in relation to the above fields. 

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