College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

AREC Welcomes Neslihan Uler


Dr. Neslihan Uler is one of the newest assistant professors of the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics.

Uler previously taught as a assistant research professor at the University of Michigan for nine years. Here at the University of Maryland, she teaches intermediate applied microeconomics, or AREC326.

Uler said she feels proudest when at the end of the semester, students come and thank her for the class and say that they enjoyed and liked it.

She is primarily interested in public economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics and environmental economics.

A recent paper Uler has written studies how competition among charities affects donations. Another looks at how in the carbon offset market, people carbon offset for environmental damages and how this may influence how much they purchase.

Uler said she hopes to become one of the best in her field and to be tenured at the University of Maryland.

“Everyone is friendly,” said Uler about the university. “I feel like I’m in a family, everyone is supportive like a family in this department.”

Uler said she was inspired by her advisors at New York University to go into economics.

“My two advisors influenced me in what I do,” said Uler. “They introduced me to the field, which I find really interesting.”

Uler earned her doctorate and master’s degree in economics from New York University and her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Mideast Technical University located in Turkey.

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