Resource economics at UMass Amherst tackles 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, and natural resource economics.

Our award-winning faculty is making meaningful contributions to policy decisions at the federal, state, and local levels. They offer excellent instruction, work closely with students to develop and test theories and solutions, and publish research in today's leading journals.

Resource economics prepares graduates for careers in research, planning, education, and administration with federal, state, or community governments, as well as in private businesses that provide services in various environmental and natural resource areas. Many alumni also pursue graduate degrees in resource economics, economics, and other fields.