Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (formerly Rural Economy) faculty and students pursue excellence in cutting edge socio-economic research and teaching.  

We offer graduate degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Forest Economics, Rural Sociology, and Risk and Community Resilience.

We also offer joint degree programs with the School of Business and the Department of Economics. Undergraduate and graduate teaching and research is focused on: environmental economics, environmental sociology, forest economics, natural resource sociology, development sociology, development economics, production economics, industrial organization, food safety, markets and consumer studies, agricultural trade, agribusiness, Aboriginal and northern studies, co-operatives, and many other areas of study. ... more 


  1. Peter Boxall

    Wetland restoration project looks at economic and social costs and benefits

    Findings will be used to inform Alberta's new wetlands policy

  2. Jayson Lusk

    Inaccuarate ideas about food lead to bad policies says Food Police author

    Jayson Lusk preached benefits of modern food production at annual Bentley Lecture

  3. Yvette Thompson

    REES graduates take the next step

    Department graduates record number of students in 2014

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