College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Environmental Economics (AREC)

Economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources. Economics is not simply about profits or money. It applies anywhere constraints are faced, so that choices may be made. Economists study how incentives affect people's behavior. Environmental and natural resource economics is the application of the principles of economics to the study of how environmental and natural resources are developed and managed. To enhance academic and career options, MATH 140 and 141 are strongly recommended.  Interested in a PhD in Environmental Econ? Consider the advice of Jason Wong, ENSP-Econ (2013), who is now enrolled at Columbia University's PhD program!
These requirements are for those following the General Education program and are delcaring Fall 2016 and beyond - most of you fall into this category!
If you declared your concentration before Fall 2016


Dr. Howard Leathers
Agricultural and Resource Economics
2200 Symons Hall
For appointments:  Please e-mail Dr. Leathers at howardl [at]  If possible, suggest appointment times on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11:00 - 1:00; but if that doesn't work, let him know and suggest some other days, instead. Thanks!!
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