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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.

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 Issue from 2014 NAREA Workshop Now Online (Link)

Selection of Papers

Understanding Local Regulation of Fracking: A Spatial Econometric Approach Walsh, Patrick J.; Bird, Stephen; Heintzelman, Martin D.

The Economic Impact of Shale Gas Development: A Natural Experiment along the New York / Pennsylvania Border Cosgrove, Brendan M.; LaFave, Daniel R.; Dissanayake, Sahan T. M.; Donihue, Michael R..

What Can We Learn about Shale Gas Development from Land Values? Opportunities, Challenges, and Evidence from Texas and Pennsylvania Weber, Jeremy G.; Hitaj, Claudia.

What Experts Say About the Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development Krupnick, Alan J.; Gordon, Hal G.

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