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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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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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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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Caroline Noblet

Caroline Noblet and colleagues studying PFAS management issues in Maine

Dr. Caroline Noblet, Associate Professor in the School of Economics, and colleagues are actively studying management issues associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Maine. Dr. Noblet is part of an interdisciplinary research team based in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions that is conducting research to identify sources of and […]

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Travis Blackmer

Travis Blackmer’s research on recycling food waste supports pilot project in Winslow

SOE faculty-member Travis Blackmer is collaborating with Susanne Lee (formerly with the Maine Business School) and other UMaine colleagues on food waste recycling research. The research team, based in the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, recently partnered with the Town of Winslow (Maine) to inform their new community food recycling drop-off site. […]

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Dr. Jonathan Malacarne

Malacarne and colleagues address the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system

Jonathan Malacarne (SOE Assistant Professor), Jason Lilley (University of Maine Cooperative Extension Professional), and Tora Jackson (Maine Farmer Resource Network) will present a summary of the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s food system at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) 2021 virtual Maine Ag Trades Show. Their session, COVID-19 and the Maine Food System […]

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James C. McConnon

McConnon and colleagues will share insights about food and beverage businesses thriving during the pandemic

James McConnon, SOE Professor and UMaine Cooperative Extension Specialist, Beth Calder, UMaine Cooperative Extension Food Science Specialist, and Louis V. Bassano, Professor Emeritus of Cooperative Extension, organized an interactive panel discussion focused on food and beverage businesses that are thriving during the pandemic for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) 2021 virtual Maine […]

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Dr. Sharon Klein standing by solar panel

Klein, Hargreaves, and Coffey publish first comparative economic analysis of community solar

SOE Associate Professor Sharon Klein and former students Abigayle Hargreaves and Stephanie Coffey recently published the first comparative economic analysis of community solar in Solar Energy. Their research, summarized in A financial benefit-cost analysis of different community solar approaches in the Northeastern US, compares the financial costs and benefits of different approaches to community solar […]

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SOE Graduate Student Nick Alvarez leads report on Maine Marine Aquaculture

SOE Graduate Student Nick Alvarez is the lead author on the recently completed 2019 Maine Marine Aquaculture Survey Results Technical Report. As part of the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Nick worked with a team of researchers on the report, including William Somes, Caroline Noblet, Keith Evans, Kofi Britwum, and Mario Teisl. The SOE-based team […]

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