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 Pamela Jakiela

Pamela Jakiela

AREC would like to congratulate Pamela Jakiela on her promotion to associate professor with tenure at the university.

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Celebrating the End of the Semester

The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board recently hosted a luncheon for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the end of the spring semester and to congratulate our graduating seniors.

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New Publication Spotlight: The World Food Problem

Howard Leathers

A new edition of the book by Prof. Howard Leathers, The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World, is now available.

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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

Employment Opportunities

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. 

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