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Welcome to NAREA

NAREA is a professional association of agricultural and resource economists founded in 1981 that is affiliated with the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. The purpose of NAREA is to stimulate and promote education and research on economic and social problems related to the production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products; natural resource use; the environment, and rural economic development; and the interrelation of the agricultural and rural sectors with the rest of the economy. The association currently has over 200 members.

While many members live and work in the Northeast U.S. and Maritime Provinces of Canada, the Association membership now includes agricultural and resource economists from all over the world.

The Association publishes the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and holds an annual meeting in June of each year. The Board of Directors meets twice a year; at the annual June meeting and again in the fall.

For more information on the organization, sponsoring departments, journal, board of directors, and the annual meeting please see the links provided above and on the right.

New Online Membership Management System for NAREA

NAREA has transitioned to a new online membership system. You can join NAREA by clicking on this link (this will take you to the RegOnline membership system). 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CURRENT MEMBERS: If you are already a member and have paid dues (for example paying for a three year membership within the last two years or paying through AAEA) you should have received an email from Joe Pittle with a code and information on how to activiate your membrship on the new membership system. If you paid membership fees for this year and have not received an email please contact Joe Pittle at If you have not paid membership fees for this year then please join NAREA using the above link.

2015 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

Al McGartland, Director of US EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics
Ted Jaenicke and Mario Teisl presenting Stephan Goetz with the 2015 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

The 2015 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics was awarded to Stephan Goetz, Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics and Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Pennsylvania State University. Here are excerpts from the nomination letter:

Since 1999, Professor Goetz has served as the Director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at The Pennsylvania State University. Under Professor Goetz's leadership, the Center has helped coordinate important multi-state projects with policy-relevant research and outreach components. These efforts—which have involved numerous students, faculty, staff members and stakeholder groups—focus on key policy issues such as land use, local foods and community economic development.

As a scholar, Professor Goetz has published or presented over 200 professional papers. In the area of rural development, he is one of the most-cited authors with well over 3,000 citations (Google Scholar) as of early 2015. Goetz's research—which spans topics such as human and social capital, poverty, clusters, entrepreneurship , and even the impacts of Walmarts on their surrounding communities—addresses important policy issues. His research and related outreach activities have helped communities, economic development organizations and policymakers throughout the region and beyond. Read the full transcript here.

ARER December 2015 Issue Now Online (Link)

Selection of Papers

Reducing Rice Imports in Côte d’Ivoire: Is a Rise in Import Tariff the Solution?
Coulibaly, Jeanne Y.; Tebila, Nakelse; Diagne, Aliou

Managing the Invasive Small Indian Mongoose in Fiji
Brown, Philip; Daigneault, Adam

A Note on First-Price Sealed-Bid Cattle Auctions in the Presence of Captive Supplies
Crespi, John M.; Xia, Tian

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Local Program Outreach and Eligibility Services
Mabli, James.

For Full Issue Please Click Here