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Entrepreneur Abe Furth inspires SOE students by sharing his business insights

Local Entrepreneur Abe Furth recently shared his insights and experiences, including tales from navigating the past year, with students enrolled in ECO 254-Small Business Economics and Management. Abe noted that Orono Brewing’s ties to Maine and University of Maine Alumni are key drivers of his company’s success and continued growth. He has enjoyed running into […]

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SOE Undergraduate Student William Somes successfully defended his Honors Thesis

William Somes, a UMaine Undergraduate student majoring in both Economics and Political Science, recently defended his Honors Thesis and earned Highest Honors. William’s Honors Thesis, Effects of the Transportation and Climate Initiative on the Maine Economy: An Analysis of Cap-and-Invest and Its Heterogeneous Impacts on Rural and Urban Households, addresses contemporary economic and policy issues. […]

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SOE faculty-member Travis Blackmer connects students with small-business leaders

By integrating guest speakers into the core curriculum of his Small Business Economics and Management (ECO 254) course, Travis Blackmer connects students with small-business leaders. Interactions with real-world entreprenuers help students (1) understand how economic concepts and thinking inform business decisions and (2) appreciate the value of analytical tools and skills to business management and […]

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Register by Monday February 15th for the virtual 2021 Women in Economics Symposium

UMaine’s Women in Economics organization invites interested students, alumni, and faculty to register and attend the 2021 Women in Economics Symposium sponsored by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. This year’s theme is making a difference in the world as an economist. Sessions will address themes such as conserving the environment, reducing income inequality, improving healthcare […]

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Phil Trostel interviewed by WFVX about the economic impacts of the pandemic

SOE Professor Phil Trostel was interviewed by WFVX reporters about the economic impacts of the pandemic. In the segment which aired on TV Friday evening, Dr. Trostel noted the historic significance of the recent economic contraction and the varying impacts of the pandemic on workers and households with different levels of income and education. He […]

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Malacarne and colleagues address the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system

Jonathan Malacarne (SOE Assistant Professor), Jason Lilley (University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professional), and Tora Jackson (Maine Farmer Resource Network) will present a summary of the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) 2021 virtual Maine Ag Trades Show. Their session, COVID-19 and the Maine Food System […]

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