Caroline L. Noblet

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology
  • Sustainable and Environmental Behavior
  • Environmental Economics
  • Information Processing (Eco-Labels, Message Framing, etc.)
  • Sustainability Science
  • Environmental Economics

Research Projects

  • Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture
  • Sustainability Behaviors
  • Natural Resource Decision Making

Media Expertise:

  • Sustainable Behavior
  • Public Acceptance of Policy

Student Opportunities:

Currently accepting Master’s students through the School of Economics and the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program. Also currently accepting applications for undergraduate research assistants.


  • University of Maine, Ph.D. (Economic Psychology)
  • University of Maine, M.S. (Resource Economics and Policy)
  • Boston College, B.A. (Economics and Environmental Science)


  • ECO 120: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 377:  Natural Resource Economics and Policy
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics


Caroline Noblet is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the University of Maine. Her research explores why people act the way they do towards the environment. This question takes her across academic disciplinary boundaries between the fields of economics, psychology, and communication. Noblet’s research has focused on the role of information in making decisions about, and towards, the environment. At a local level, Noblet researches the changing environmental and economic landscape of Maine.

In 2016, Noblet was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture’s Outstanding Teaching Award and in 2012, Noblet was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture. Funding for Dr. Noblet’s research has come from the National Science Foundation – EPSCoR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other sources.

Selected Publications

Noblet, Caroline L., Teisl, M.F., Evans, K., Anderson, M.W., McCoy, S.K., and Cervone, E. (2015). Public Preferences for Investments in Renewable Energy Production and Energy Efficiency. Energy Policy 87 (December), 177-186

Noblet, Caroline L., Anderson, Mark W., and Teisl, Mario F. (2015) Thinking Past, Thinking Future: An Empirical Test of the Effects of Retrospective Assessment on Future Preferences. Ecological Economics 114, 180-187.

M.F. Teisl, S. McCoy, S. Marrinan, T. Johnson, C.L. Noblet, R. Roper, M. Wibberly, and S. Wagner, “Will Offshore Energy Face ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas’?: Understanding the Factors Influencing Marine Energy Support,” Estuaries and Coasts, forthcoming.

Caroline L. Noblet, John Thøgersen, and Mario F. Teisl, “Who Attempts to Drive Less in New England?,” Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour 23C (2014): 69-80.

Caroline L. Noblet, Mark W. Anderson, and Laura Lindenfeld, “Environmental Worldviews: A Point of Common Contact, or Barrier?” Sustainability 5 (2013): 4825-4842.

Caroline L. Noblet, M. Anderson, and M.F. Teisl, “An Empirical Test of Anchoring the NEP Scale in Environmental Ethics,” Environmental Education Research 19, no. 4 (2013): 540-551.

Caroline L. Noblet, Mario F. Teisl, Katherine H. Farrow, and Jonathan Rubin, “Biofuels Development in Maine: Using Trees to Oil the Wheels of Sustainability,” Maine Policy Review 22, no. 1 (2012): 56-65.

Mark W. Anderson, Mario F. Teisl, and Caroline L. Noblet, “Giving Voice to the Future in Sustainability: Retrospective Assessment to Learn Prospective Stakeholder Engagement,” Ecological Economics 84 (2012): 1-6.

John Thøgersen and Caroline L. Noblet, “Does Green Consumerism Increase the Acceptance of Windpower?” Energy Policy 51 (2012): 854-862.

Mark W. Anderson, Caroline L. Noblet, and Mario F. Teisl, “Our Environment: A Glimpse at What Mainers Value,” Maine Policy Review 21, no. 1 (2012): 104-111.

Shyamani Siriwardena, Gary Hunt, Mario F. Teisl, and Caroline L. Noblet, “Effective Environmental Marketing of Green Cars: A Nested-Logit Approach,” Transportation Research D 17, no. 1 (2012): 237-242.

Mario F. Teisl, Mark W. Anderson, Caroline L. Noblet, George K. Criner, Jonathan Rubin, and Timothy Dalton, “Are Environmental Professors Unbalanced? Evidence from the Field,” Journal of Environmental Education 42, no. 2 (2010): 67-83.

Reports, Books, and Chapters:

Noblet, Caroline L., Lando, Amy M. and Teisl, Mario F. 2015. Health Communication: Advocacy Strategies, Effectiveness and Emerging Challenges. Chapter 4: What are Health Care Providers Telling Pregnant Women about Fish Consumption, Listeria and Food Safety? ISBN: 978-1-63483-464-3

Caroline L. Noblet and Mario F. Teisl. (2015). Eco-Labelling as Sustainable Consumption Policy. Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption Edward Elgar Publishing; John Thøgersen and Lucia Reisch, editors. ISBN: 978 1 78347 126 3

Fox, E., Noblet, C.L., Bell, K.P., Kaminski, A., Snell, M. and Hallowell, A. Maine and New Hampshire Coastal Resident Survey: Technical Report. Technical Report. July 2016.

Caroline L. Noblet and Mario F. Teisl. “Eco-Labeling as Sustainable Consumption Policy,” in Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption, eds. Edward Elgar, John Thøgersen, and Lucia Reisch (2014).

Caroline L. Noblet and Todd M. Gabe. “Business Climate for Maine’s Clean Technology Sector,” in University of Maine School of Economics Staff Paper (#607, 2014).

Katherine Farrow, Mario F. Teisl, Caroline L. Noblet, Shannon McCoy, and Jonathan Rubin. “Does Money Grow on Trees? People’s Willingness to Pay for Cellulosic Wood Ethanol,” in Biofuel/Book1 (InTech Publishing, 2010).

Mario F. Teisl, Caroline L. Noblet, Andrew Knox, and Jonathan Rubin. “Consumer Biofuel Knowledge and Preferences: Results of Focus Groups,” in University of Maine School of Economics Staff Paper (#580, 2009).