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.

AREC In The News: Paul Goeringer

Paul Goeringer

Paul Goeringer was featured in the Delmarva Farmer for his outreach regarding estate and transition planning.

“The goal is to get producers and families to talk about estate planning and transition planning earlier, before problems develop.”

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AREC Welcomes Jing Cai

Jing CaiAREC would like to welcome its newest assistant professor, Dr. Jing Cai.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Previously, Cai worked at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor for the Department of Economics.

Cai’s primary areas of research include development economics, Chinese economics, and household finance.

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AREC Student Contributes to Dean's Global Leadership Council Meeting

Benjamin Zimmitti

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recently convened the first gathering of Dean Beyrouty’s Global Leadership Council, and Benjamin Zimmitti, a junior AREC major, was invited to participate.

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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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