Landowner walking a field with NRCS soil conservationist.

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) deals with issues related to the sustainable use of natural resources, including land, water, and energy. Analyses are used to improve the outcomes of decisions made by individuals, firms, organizations, and government agencies. As of March 2020, ARE department of UConn ranks in the top 25 Agricultural and Resource Economics Research Institutions world-wide, and is 17th among Agricultural and Resource Economics Departments at universities in the United States.


Dr. Nathan Fiala receives a $500,000 grant to study workforce and economic development issues in Connecticut and throughout New England.

The 29th Income Tax School has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please see the attached letter with more information.

Chris Laughton (MS ARE), Professor Rigoberto Lopez and ARE undergraduate student Avery Bikerman complete an analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Connecticut Dairy Farm Sector for the Zwick Center on Food and Resource Policy.   See the fact sheet CT Dairy-COVID-Factsheet-FINAL.pdf  and outreach Report  Covid-19-Dairy-Zwick report 67-FINAL.pdf.

Associate Professor Nathan Fiala and co-author Mahesh Dahal published research earlier this year in World Development where they showed that current literature about microfinance is statistically under-powered and flawed. Read more on UConn Today.

New NBER Working Paper by Professor Sandro Steinbach focuses on the impacts of retaliatory tariffs on agriculture.

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