Graduate Program


Farhed A. Shah

Dear Prospective Students,

Welcome to the Agricultural and Resource Economics Graduate Program. Our faculty, while sharing a common interest in applied economics, vary widely in their professional specializations. Whether your interests are in economics of the environment, natural resources, food distribution and marketing, health and nutrition, or international development, you'll find a knowledgeable faculty member working in the field and making important contributions to public policy with their research. Please reach out anytime should you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


Farhed Shah, Director of Graduate Studies

The ARE graduate program offers STEM designated M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Our students learn to apply economic theory and quantitative methods to solve real world problems. We have a strong commitment to research collaboration among our faculty and graduate students. Our students frequently present at academic conferences and publish jointly authored work with faculty members, who are leading scholars in food systems, natural resource economics, and environmental economics, agricultural business, consumer behavior, and development.

Positions Held by Recent M.S. Graduates

Account Services Associate - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NY

Agricultural Assistant - USDA-FAS Rome, Italy

Agricultural Economist - Senegal

Aquaculture Production Expert - USAID, Washington, D.C.

Associate Analyst - CITIC Securities Co. Ltd, China

Associate Economist - Connecticut DEEP, CT

Associate Market Design Specialist - NYISO, NY

Associate Research Analyst - CT DEEP, CT

Climate Planner - Delaware Department of NREC, DE

Customer and Market Analyst - Siemans Energy, Orlando, FL

Data Scientist - RealSelf, Seattle, WA

Development Economist - IFPRI, Washington, D.C.

Director - Biocombustibles Sustentables, Argentina

Director - General of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, South Korea

Economist - Amazon

Economist - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.

Extension Educator - Ohio State University, OH

Farmer - Clover Nook Farms, CT

Junior Professional Officer - Bioversity International, Italy

Junior Trader - Louis Dreyfus Company

Junior Underwriter - Bank of America

Lead Data Scientist - What If Media Group

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - USAID, Naatal Mbay Senegal

Policy Advisor - COPA-COGECA Brussels, Belgium

Project Associate - Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, CT

Project Manager - Traidcraft, Senegal

Research Associate - University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, AR

Senior Corporate Trainer - Nova Interactions, CT

Senior Data Analyst - AVP at Shinhan Bank America, NY

Senior Economist - Agri-Mark Inc.

Senior Investment Analyst - Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, MA

VP of Operations - Chef Mikko LLC

Positions held by Recent PhD Graduates

Adjunct Faculty - Boston College, MA

Adjunct Facult - UConn, CT

Agribusiness Program Leader - Florida A&M University, FL

Agricultural Economist - USDA ERS, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Professor & Extension Economist - Auburn University, AL

Assistant Professor of Economics - Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Assistant Professor of Marketing - Susquehanna University, PA

Assistant Professor of Marketing - Virginia Military Institute, VA

Assistant Professor - China Agricultural University

Assistant Professor - Floria A&M University, FL

Assistant Professor - Gulf University of Science and Technology, NV

Assistant Professor - Renmin University of China, China

Assistant Professor - University of Rhode Island, RI

Assistant Professor - Wuhan University, China

Chief of Economic Valuation - Institute of Marine and Coastal Research, Colombia

Consultant - International Vaccine Institute, South Korea

Consultant - US Agency of International Development, Sustainable Fish Technical Support

Consultant/Economist - World Bank

Economist - USDA, MO

Instructor - McMaster University, Canada

Lecturer - Tufts University, MA

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, D.C.

Post Doctorate - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Postdoctoral Associate - Duke University, NC

Postdoctoral Fellow - Yale University, CT

Principal Economic & Policy Analyst - Department of Revenue, RI

Program Analyst - WWF

Quantitative/Modeling Associate - Key Bank

Research Fellow - Global Green Strategy Research, South Korea

Researcher - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Researcher - Ministry of Marine Affairs, Indonesia

Statistician - Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, UConn, CT

Transfer Pricing Senior Associate - PwC, CA

Visiting Assistant Professor - New York University, NY

Visiting Assistant Professor - Wesleyan University, CT