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.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nathaniel Higgins
Nathaniel Higgins (Ph.D. 2010) is a fellow with the U.S. Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST). The SBST was established by President Obama to utilize behavioral science insights to better serve the American people. Dr. Higgins conducts research with several U.S. agencies on improving government programs to better serve citizens by streamlining and enhancing how information is disseminated. His recent SBST collaboration with the USDA microloans program significantly increased the participation of farmers.
The department is pleased to announce that Ph.D. candidate Jen Z. He received the Dennis O’Brien Best Student Paper Award on October 25th at the North American conference of the US and International Associations of Energy Economics, in Tulsa, OK.
Dr. Neslihan Uler is the newest assistant professor in the department. Uler previously taught as an assistant research professor at the University of Michigan for nine years. Here at the University of Maryland, she teaches intermediate applied microeconomics, or AREC326. Uler said she feels proudest when at the end of the semester, students come and thank her for the class and say that they enjoyed and liked it. She is primarily interested in public economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics and environmental economics.
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
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics seeks multiple faculty appointees who will develop distinguished research and teaching programs in one or more of the following areas: environmental economics, applied econometrics, and applied microeconomics or experimental/behavioral economics, or related fields.
Committed to offering exemplary teaching programs. Conducting internationally renowned research. Coordinating outstanding extension/outreach efforts. Engaging individuals, groups, and communities to improve quality of life in Maryland and beyond.