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.


ARE Professor Rigoberto Lopez, Rebecca Boehm, an economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Xi He, a post-doctoral researcher at the Iowa State University, show that the Medicaid program leads to healthier food choices.

Alicia Barriga's (Ph.D. ARE) paper on the effect of Venezuelan refugees on malaria transmission in Brazil has been accepted for presentation at the ASSA meetings.

Please welcome new faculty member and assistant professor Cristina Connolly.

ARE alumnus Christopher Bruno talks about his future plans and his experience as a former Master's student in the department.

ARE Associate Professor Richard Dunn’s research is cited in Bloomberg in an article describing health effects of long term unemployment, and implications for COVID.

Professor 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.

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