Malacarne’s teaching and research are guided by the belief that economic thinking can offer critical insight into the design of programs and policies meant to serve poor and marginalized communities. Having grown up in rural Western Pennsylvania, served in the Peace Corps, and conducted extensive fieldwork in Eastern Africa, he believes that the opportunity to use economic research to better address the problems posed by poverty exists both at home and abroad. He seeks to contribute to finding solutions both through his own research and by preparing students to be active participants in the global community upon graduation. Malacarne’s current work includes studying farmer engagement with PFAS testing. Visit Malacarne’s biography to learn more.
Malacarne’s work is supported by:
- School of Economics at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Preparing for Change and Deepening Resilience in Rural Economies. Hatch project number ME022325.