Governor Mills mentioned the results of a recent SOE research project

Maine’s Governor stated: “The investment comes after farmers and food producers who were surveyed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) during the pandemic indicated that storage, processing, and packaging capacity investments were critically important to the strength of the agricultural community and the statewide economy. In fact, according to preliminary results […]

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SOE expands economic development partnership

From UMaine News (10-8-2021) The Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine $509,000 over five years to fund the University Center for Economic Development, a collaboration of experts from the University of Maine System that will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s […]

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Alum Ewa J. Kleczyk newest publication

Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Understand the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trends in Substance Use Disorders   by Ewa J. Kleczyk, Jill Bana and Rishabh Arora Abstract Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused an overwhelming healthcare, economic, social, and psychological impact on the world during 2020 and first part of 2021. Certain populations, especially those with Substance […]

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Prianka Sarker and Liam Sigaud

SOE Graduate Students Sarker and Sigaud reflect on attending the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economic Association

Graduate students Prianka Maria Sarker and Liam Sigaud reflect on attending the Canadian Economic Association’s annual conference Prianka Maria Sarker and Liam Sigaud, both graduate students in the School of Economics, recently attended the 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, hosted (virtually) by Simon Fraser University. Attended by more than 400 economists, this […]

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Professor Jonathan Rubin

SOE Professor Jonathan Rubin advances international climate policy research as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of Ottawa

SOE Professor Jonathan Rubin is spending the Fall Semester in Canada as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute. Rubin, who also Directs the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Environment and Economy. While in Ottawa, he will be researching US- […]

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Grad student Erin Brown examines credit enhancement strategies for higher efficiency vehicles in Maine

Maine Won’t Wait, Maine’s climate action plan, recommends the establishment of an incentive program for low- and moderate-income individuals to encourage the uptake of higher fuel efficiency light-duty vehicles (LDV) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One of the barriers to vehicle ownership or vehicle upgrades can be financing. Without access to financing, purchasing a more […]

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Dr. Catherine L. Kling

SOE welcomes 2021 Libby Lecturer Dr. Catherine L. Kling

SOE faculty and students extend a warm welcome to Dr. Catherine L. Kling. Dr. Catherine L. Kling is a Professor in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Faculty Director at Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.  She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015. Today, she […]

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SOE Faculty and Students are excited about the Fall 2021 Semester

SOE Faculty and Students started the Fall 2021 Academic Semester with much excitement. In addition to welcoming new undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and globe, the SOE Faculty extend a warm welcome back to our returning students. We are pleased to offer students courses in different formats, and are especially thrilled to […]

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SOE Alumnus Jurlina accepts data analyst position at California tech company

School of Economics Alumni Antonio Jurlina (Economics MS, 2021) has recently accepted a position at the San Diego based logistics and shipping company Airspace ( The application process was lengthy and involved rigorous testing of Jurlina’s data science and analysis skills. Jurlina relied on his proficiencies with R, Python, SQL and Tableau that he gained […]

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