College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Welcome

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.

Student Spotlight: Brian Glenn

Brian Glenn

AREC would like to congratulate sophomore Brian Glenn on receiving the American Farm Publications Inc. scholarship.

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Williams Interviewed by NPR

Roberton WilliamsAREC Professor Roberton Williams was interviewed Wednesday, May 31st, on National Public Radio.

Jeremy Hobson of the NPR news show Here & Now hosted the segment entitled "The Economic Cost of Leaving the Paris Agreement."

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Commencement Speaker Sam Norris

Sam Norris

AREC student Sam Norris was the commencement speaker at the AGNR spring 2017 graduation held on May 20 at the Reckord Armory.

When Norris first arrived at the university, he had plans to apply to the business school. However, because he enjoyed his economics classes, Norris researched various majors and found AREC.

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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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