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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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Congratulations to SOE Graduate Alumna Jinhar Zahidi

Jinhar Zahidi successfully earned her M.A. in Financial Economics degree in July 2020. Dr. Waring chaired Jinhar’s graduate committee on which Dr. Daley and Dr. Wiesen also served. During her time at UMaine, she worked at the Finance Office of the College of NSFA under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Finance, Susan Gallant. […]

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Congratulations SOE graduate alumna Mariya Pominova

SOE graduate Mariya (Marsha) Pominova (B.S. Economics 2018; M.S. Economics 2020) recently started a job as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. Marsha successfully defended her thesis, Applications of Regional Agglomeration: Measures of Localization and Urbanization, and earned her graduate degree earlier this summer. The SOE Community is proud of […]

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SOE welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to the Fall 2020 Semester

The School of Economics (SOE) community welcomes 200+ undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students to the fall 2020 semester at the University of Maine. Faculty and staff extend best wishes to all SOE students for a healthy and productive semester. We want you all to succeed. Whether you are taking classes remotely or joining us […]

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Congratulations SOE Graduate Alumna Hannah Merriam

Hannah Merriam successfully defended her M.S. in Resource Economics and Policy in May 2020. Her graduate research investigated the ability of Maine clammers to adapt their harvesting strategies and mitigate financial losses from environmental closures of clam flats. Hannah was advised by SOE faculty members Dr. Keith S. Evans (chair), Dr. Kathleen P. Bell, and […]

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SOE Assistant Professor Jonathan Malacarne presents research at 2020 AAEA Virtual Meeting

SOE Assistant Professor Jonathan Malacarne presented his research on index insurance contracts at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). In his research poster talk, Salient Risks and Contract Quality: Estimating Demand for Index Insurance in Mozambique and Tanzania, Jonathan shared the results of his collaborative work with Laura Paul (University […]

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Sarah Welch

Congratulations SOE Graduate Alumna Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch successfully defended her M.S. Thesis, A Macroeconomic Investigation of the Labor Market Matching Efficiency, and earned her M.S. in Economics degree in May 2020. Sarah’s graduate research empirically estimated unique labor matching efficiencies and developed new insights into macroeconomic labor market outcomes. SOE Faculty Member Dr. Andrew Crawley chaired Sarah’s thesis committee. Dr. […]

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