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Dr. Mario Teisl

Thanks and support from SOE Director Mario Teisl

Dear SOE Community, The last few weeks have been very difficult, unsettling and tinged with some fear. I miss the positive energy of our students. Instead of students walking to class and filling Winslow Hall and other campus spaces with vibrancy, campus looks and feels like a ghost town. In addition, I miss regular, face-to-face […]

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Dr. Keith Evans

SOE Celebrates Dr. Keith Evans’ Promotion to Associate Professor

SOE congratulates Dr. Keith Evans on his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Evans uses microeconomics and applied econometric approaches to (1) study public preferences for resource policy and products and (2) assess how resource management decisions impact resource users. He often works closely with coastal and marine resource managers to align his research […]

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Dr. Waring gives Annual MacPherson Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Waring gave this year’s Annual MacPherson Lecture at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Waring’s Lecture, entitled “The Role of Cooperation in the Evolution of Co-operatives,” explores the science of cooperation and draws connections for how co-operatives can leverage the recent behavioral and evolutionary research on […]

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Dr. Waring to lead international research group at the Konrad Lorenz Institute

Dr. Tim Waring will lead an international working group to develop evolutionary theory for describing social-ecological system change at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Austria. The Institute focuses on developing theory that matters in the life and sustainability sciences. Dr. Waring will be leading the research group in tandem with Maja Schlüter, Associate professor at […]

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Experiment suggests co-operatives harbor greater economic altruism than traditional businesses

New research from School of Economics provides experimental evidence that cooperative businesses harbor greater economically relevant behavioral cooperation than comparable businesses. The research, conducted with recent graduate students Ethan Tremblay and Afton Hupper was recently published in the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management. For the project, the research team conducted behavioral economic experiments with […]

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SOE Graduate Alumna Stephenie MacLagan shares community engagement and solutions insights with UMaine Community

SOE Graduate Alumna Stephenie MacLagan shared valuable insights about engaging with communities and creating opportunities to tackle energy challenges with the UMaine Community on Monday, November 18th. Stephenie spoke in The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Seminar Series. Through her talk, The Art and Science of Spanning Ten Miles of Ocean for […]

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Eric Miller Teacher's Day Festivity

Update from SOE Fulbright Student Eric Miller

SOE (and SPIA) Graduate Student Eric Miller is settling into his Fulbright Program experience in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, or Laos.  As noted in the UMaine press release last June, ‘The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is named for Sen. J. William Fulbright, who introduced a bill in Congress in 1945 that called for the use […]

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