We mourn the loss of our colleague and our good friend, Peter Berck. Not only was he an outstanding economist and a compassionate friend and colleague, he was a wonderful mentor to generations of students and made major contributions to the public.
Environmental and natural resource economist Joseph Shapiro will join the ARE faculty beginning in the summer of 2018. Joe completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2013 and has quickly established himself as an intellectual leader in the field of environmental and resource economics. For the past five years, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Yale University.