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SOE Alum Noel Stevens talks with students about how economics is used in the energy industry

Noel Stevens spoke about what you can do with your degree in the world of consulting. In particular, he covered topics such as: how energy efficiency policy evaluation uses primary research, statistical modeling, econometric analysis, end economic theory pretty regularly to estimate net-to-gross, program energy and non-energy impacts, market acceptance of new technology, customer preferences, […]

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SOE is pleased to host the Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana

Ambassador Dana’s talk on November 30, 2022 at 12pm in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. Ambassador Dana will discuss her background in indigenous activism and how that informs her career in advocacy and policy for her tribe. This event honors Native American Heritage month by providing an opportunity for students and faculty to […]

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Dr. Kelsi Hobbs

Hobbs presents research on rental housing evictions at international economics conference

Dr. Kelsi Hobbs, Assistant Professor in the School of Economics (SOE), presented her research on rental housing evictions at the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association’s (AREUEA) International Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Her talk, The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Rental Housing Evictions, focused on the impacts of unemployment insurance on rental housing evictions. […]

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Two SOE alumni joined the UMaine Alumni Association’s Board of Directors

SOE alums Jeff Rogers ’16, of Westbrook, ME, Director of Strategic Initiatives, ProInfoNet; and Ethan Tremblay ’15, ‘17G , of Winterport, ME, Energy Policy Analyst, State of Maine joined the Board of Directors of the UMaine Alumni Association.  Another SOE alum is Sarah Pacheco Gallant ’12 who has been on the Board of Directors for […]

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Caroline Noblet and Keith Evans won best paper awards

The 2018 paper titled “Consumer Preferences for Seafood Attributes of Wild-Harvested and Farm-Raised Products” published in the journal Aquaculture Economics and Management 22(3):362-82. The authors are: Christian Brayden (former MS student), Caroline Noblet, Keith Evans and Laura Rickard. Although the paper was published in 2018 and the award was announced at the 2019 Annual Conference […]

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Dr. Kelsi Hobbs

Hobbs presents research on residential instability and unemployment insurance

Dr. Kelsi Hobbs, Assistant Professor in the School of Economics (SOE), presented her research on residential instability at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International in Portland, Oregon. Her talk, The Effect of UI on Residential Instability: Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey, explored the impacts of unemployment insurance on residential instability. […]

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Wiesen presents research on modeling responses to shocks

Dr. Tommy Wiesen, Assistant Professor in the School of Economics (SOE), presented his research on modeling responses to shocks at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International in Portland, Oregon. His talk, A Joint Impulse Response Function for Vector Autoregressive Models,  addresses the usefulness of developing new approaches to assess the impacts […]

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Dr. Rubin spoke about Margaret Chase Smith values in Washington DC

Jonathan Rubin, the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, which is charged with carrying on the Senator’s ideals, spoke Wednesday at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol naming a room in her honor. Dr. Rubin joined Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and U.S. Senate leaders from […]

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Drs. Noblet and Malacarne at NAREA 2022

School of Economics Faculty Shine at Regional Economics Conference

Dr. Caroline Noblet and Dr. Jonathan Malacarne made significant contributions to the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA).  Dr. Caroline Noblet, SOE Associate Professor and President of NAREA, led and organized the annual meeting held in Mystic, CT from June 12th to 14th.  Dr. Jonathan Malacarne, SOE Assistant Professor, […]

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