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.

Students Lauded by Alumni

Congratulations to AREC graduate student Youpei Yan.

On May 8, Youpei Yan, an  AREC Ph.D. graduate student, received the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Assistant award from the University of Maryland Graduate School. The award was made to honor students and the contributions they make to the university. 

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Welcome John Jensenius 

AREC would like to welcome its newest staff member John Jensenius III, the lab manager of the Symons Hall  Experimental Lab (SHEL).

In this role, Jensenius is responsible for organizing and maintaining a subject pool of students at the university for experiments. 

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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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