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SOE Faculty-Members Anderson and Noblet publish commentary on authentic Maine approach to policy making

Mark Anderson (emeritus faculty-member) and Caroline Noblet (SOE Associate Professor) published a commentary article focused on Maine’s authentic approach to policy-making. Their article, We are Maine – Is there an Authentic Maine Public Policy?, appears in the  Maine Policy Review‘s special issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial. Anderson and Noblet identify several features that distinguish Maine’s approach […]

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SOE Graduate Student Joey Reed explores resilience in rural communities

SOE Graduate Student Joey Reed is studying resilience in rural communities. His work in the Katahdin region of Maine, done in collaboration with SOE Cooperating Faculty Member Adam Daigneault of the School of Forest Resources and others, was recently profiled by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. Joey double-majored in Economics and […]

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Jonathan Rubin contributes to report on accelerating decarbonization in the US transportation sector

Jonathan Rubin, SOE Professor and Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, contributed to a recently issued report outlining America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP). Prepared as part of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (SDSN) Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, ZCAP outlines a framework for decarbonizing six key US sectors, including power, transport, industry, […]

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SOE is Hosting 2 Events at UMaine’s Virtual Homecoming 2020

The School of Economics will host two events via Zoom at the UMaine Alumni Association’s Virtual Homecoming 2020. (1) Women in Economics virtual coffee hour on Friday, October 16th from 3 to 4 PM. Join SOE faculty & students and SOE Alumnae Dr. Ewa Kleczyk (Symphony Health), Danielle Jones (Office of Management & Budget), Jennifer […]

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SOE Researchers Update Study on Maine Hospitality Economic Impact

Maine restaurants and lodging establishments are expected to generate between $2.7 billion and $3.3 billion in sales this year, according to new research by UMaine Professors Todd Gabe and Andrew Crawley of the School of Economics. “We’re expecting 2020 hospitality sales to decrease about 30 percent relative to sales from last year,” said Andrew Crawley, […]

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Sharon Klein

SOE Faculty Member Sharon Klein featured in Maine Science Podcast

Associate Professor Sharon Klein is the star of a recent Maine Science Podcast. In her conversation with Kate Dickerson, Founder and Director of the Maine Science Festival, Sharon shares interesting insights about her research of renewable energy and community-based renewable energy projects and her enthusiasm for providing students with authentic research experiences. Sharon conducts cutting-edge […]

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SOE Faculty Evans and Teisl publish research on risk perceptions and food-handling practices

SOE Associate Professor Keith Evans, Interim Dean Mario Teisl, and colleagues (Amy Lando and Sherry Liu) recently published research on risk perceptions and food-handling practices in the home. Using multiple years of FDA Food Safety Survey data, they assessed the link between behavior-specific risk perceptions and three food-handling practices: handwashing, avoiding cross-contamination, and proper refrigeration […]

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Drs. Rubin and Daigneault collaborate to assess interactions between Maine’s economy and climate change

SOE Professor Jonathan Rubin and and cooperating faculty member Adam Daigneault (SFR Assistant Professor) continue to provide scientific support to the Maine Climate Council. The Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Maine Climate Council recently published a report entitled Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine. Drs. Rubin and Daigneault Maine co-authored […]

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