Faculty and students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study the production, distribution, and consumption of food, fiber, and energy in both well-developed and less-developed countries. To address these issues, the department emphasizes the development and application of rigorous economic theory and quantitative methods. Researchers strive to understand and improve government policy, market performance, environmental quality, the efficiency of natural resource use, and economic welfare. The department offers the popular Managerial Economics undergraduate major and top-rated Ph.D. and Masters programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics.
ARE Grad Students Sweep the Awards in the North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) Best Student Paper Contest in 2013
David Kling, Ph.D. candidate, won the Best Student Paper award for his article "Taming the Lionfish."
Sunny Jardine won an Honorable Mention for her article "Measuring Benefits from a Marketing Cooperative in the Copper River Fishery."
The prize and honorable mention will be awarded at the opening ceremony of the NAAFE 2013 Forum in St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 21, 2013.