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.

Alumni in the News

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Joe Maher Alumnus Joe Maher (Ph.D. 2015) was interviewed by Yale Climate Connections about his research at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).

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 seeks multiple faculty appointees who will develop distinguished research and teaching programs in one or more of the following areas: agricultural economics; environmental, resource or energy economics; international trade or economic development; and applied econometrics, applied microeconomics or experimental/ behavioral economics in relation to the above fields. 

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