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.

2014 NAREA Workshop Covered on WBOY Channel 12

The 2014 NAREA Workshop on Unconventional Oil and Gas Development received press coverage on WBOY Channel 12. Read more about it at http://www.wboy.com/story/25684792/workshop-educates-on-positive-development-from-shale-drilling

The presentations from the NAREA 2014 Workshop are now online (click here to access a list of the presentations).

ARER New Articles

Perla, Joseph M.; Rickard, Bradley J.; Schmit, Todd M. Looking for Locapours: Using Zagat Survey Data to Examine Restaurant Demand for Local Wine

Liu, Yizao; Lopez, Rigoberto A.; Zhu, Chen. The Impact of Four Alternative Policies to Decrease Soda Consumption

Sun, Lin; Gómez, Miguel I.; Chaddad, Fabio R.; Ross, R. Brent. Distribution Channel Choices of Wineries in Emerging Cool Climate Regions

2013 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

Al McGartland, Director of US EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics
Kathleen Bell presenting Al McGartland with the 2013 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

Al McGartland, Director of US EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics received the 2013 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics.

"We are happy to celebrate Al's unique and meaningful public service contributions, including his efforts to (1) expand environmental economics research capacity and (2) increase the use of economic science in environmental policy making. Over the last 2 decades, Al has worked to increase the environmental economics research capacity at US EPA. His division included 4 Ph.D. economists when he arrived in 1991; it now includes 26 Ph.D. environmental economists, one of the largest concentrations of such expertise in the world. By helping support research funding and environmental economics workshops and making economics analysis guidelines accessible to diverse audiences, Al has also helped develop economics research capacity outside of US EPA." Kathleen Bell, Past-President of NAREA. Read the full transcript here.