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.

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

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