At the Department of Resource Economics, we tackle complex questions about how to use our environmental, natural and human resources. By researching important societal problems and gathering and analyzing data, we offer policy solutions that move the needle on today’s most pressing issues. Our undergraduate and graduate programs focus on industrial organization, environmental economics, natural resource economics, and consumer and family economics. And our award-winning faculty produces groundbreaking research that impacts how we approach our world.
Lawrence De Geest is this year's recipient of the Carolyn Harper Fellowship. Abdul Kidwai and Alyssa Danilow received The Vijay Bhagavan Teaching Assistant of Distinction Award. Madeline Cyr and Irene Mussio received the Department Outstanding Service Award. Congratulations to all and thanks for your many contributions!
Register for experiments conducted at Willis Experimental Economics Laboratory. Participants will be compensated, and no prior economics training is necessary.
To register please visit the Experimental Economics Online Recruitment System.
For more information and to access the Willis Lab FAQs, please visit the Experimental Economics Website.
For more information contact Emily Wang (emilywang "at" resecon.umass.edu, 545-5741).
Attaining food and environmental security in an era of globalization
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April 28 10:00-11:30 am • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Dr. Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University
Demand for Giving to Multiple Charities: Theory and Experiments
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April 28 1:00-2:30 pm • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Neslihan Uler, University of Maryland
The Freedman Panel: “We Wanted Workers” – A Discussion of the Economic Impacts of Immigration
September 29, 5:00 pm • Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
George Borjas, Labor Economist, Harvard University; Jenny Hunt, Professor of Economics, Rutgers University; Arin Dube, Professor of Economics, UMass Amherst
(This talk is part of the Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Migration Series)
Mob Lab demonstration
Friday September 23, 3:30-5:00 pm • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Doug Norton , Florida State University
Intra-household time preference: an artefactual field experiment
Friday October 21, 3:30-5:00 pm • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Rong Rong, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Welfare Costs of Climate Change: Evidence from Test Scores in India
Friday December 2, 3:30-5:00 PM • 303 Stockbridge Hall
Vis Taraz, Smith College
In a recently published summary piece, Jamie Mullins explains how air pollution exposure in early life leads to higher incidence of asthma during both childhood and adulthood. >>More