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 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

Al McGartland, Director of US EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics
Josh Duke and Doug Morris presenting Julie Caswell with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

The 2014 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics was awarded to Julie Caswell, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Here are excerpts from the nomination letter:

"Dr. Caswell is an exceptional researcher and is making outstanding service contributions through the application and extension of her research to national and international policy decision-making. Dr. Caswell is internationally known for her research on the economics of food safety and nutrition. In 2011, her research contributions were recognized when she was named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), the premier U.S. and international applied economics professional organization. The Fellow award was made based on Professor Caswell’s research discoveries, which are building blocks of our knowledge of the economics of food quality, particularly in the areas of food labeling, food safety, the impacts of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations on international trade, and risk-based food safety regulation. In public service, Dr. Caswell served on four National Academies committees that delivered major policy reports on dioxins in food, benefits and costs of seafood consumption, Food and Drug Administration’s use of risk-based approaches to food safety, and the public release of meat plant inspection data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In professional service, Dr. Caswell was honored in 2012 for her longstanding record of leadership in the profession of applied economics when she was elected President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the leading national and international organization in her field." Daniel Lass – Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Past President of NAREA. 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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