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.

AREC in the News: James Archsmith

James Archsmith

The research of AREC Assistant Professor James Archsmith has appeared in the news recently.

Dr. Archsmtih uses a fun approach to researching the impact of poor air quality on the workplace performance of those doing more skilled, cognitively oriented jobs, such Major League Baseball umpires.

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