Kelsi Hobbs


📈 Economics, 🏠 Housing and land markets, 🏡 Rural communities

Hobbs is an Applied Microeconomist whose research emphasizes Public Economics, Urban Economics, and Innovation Economics.  Hobbs’ current research focuses on rental housing evictions, but she is broadly interested in topics that affect low- to moderate-income individuals and families.  She pursues research questions that can influence Federal, state, and/or local policy decisions aimed at improving our communities, particularly those that are marginalized. Visit Hobbs’ biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Hobbs balances time between teaching (50%) courses about econometrics and principles of microeconomics, and research (50%) on applied microeconomics and public, urban, and innovation economics.

Appointment details

Hobbs’ 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: Improving Community Well-Being through Housing. Hatch project number ME022302.