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Olga Bredikhina recognized for her research of consumers and citizens

Olga Bredikhina, a SOE graduate student, is studying consumer preferences for, and acceptance of aquaculture in Maine. Her research explores consumer preferences for seafood attributes, as well as citizens’ preferences for the proximity of residential property to different types of coastal usages. Olga is collaborating with co-advisors, Dr. Caroline Noblet and Dr. Keith Evans, on […]

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Avery Cole recognized for his research of coastal housing markets

Avery Cole, a SOE graduate student, is studying how large-scale changes in marine aquaculture will impact other coastal resource markets including the housing market. Using housing market data, he and collaborators are looking at what home buyers were willing to pay for properties in communities with aquaculture leases and compared those values to homes in […]

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Mariya Pominova earns prestigious internship with the Federal Reserve Board

SOE graduate student Mariya (Marsha) Pominova will be interning this summer for the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. Mariya’s internship will focus on the development of models to improve understanding and prediction of economic fluctuations. Her prior research experiences, as both a SOE undergraduate and graduate student, strengthened her […]

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Eric Miller named semifinalist for Fulbright grant

SOE graduate student Eric Miller is a recommended semifinalist for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for students in more than 160 countries. Congratulations ! More details about the four named semifinalists from University of Maine can be found here.

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SOE grad wins best paper award

Vuong Dinh Tuan Nguyen, presented a paper on off-farm labor (one chapter from his thesis) at the 2018 Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting (VEAM). He won the Best Researcher Paper Award. The VEAM meeting is the most important meeting for economists in Vietnam, for which many international scholars also attend (e.g., economists from the World Bank).

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Grad student’s thesis wins award of merit from NAREA

SOE grad student Ben Scuderi won the Thesis of Merit award from the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, at their annual meeting in Philadelphia PA.  Ben’s thesis examined the production efficiency of Maine’s oyster industry; the project was funded through an NSF-EPSCoR grant (SEANET).  Ben’s thesis adviser was Xuan Chen.

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SOE alum wins PROMISING NEW FACULTY AWARD at Fresno State

Dr. Qin Fan has been at Fresno State since 2013. Fan has embraced leadership roles in the Economics Department. She supports her students by providing research and internship opportunities. Fan has also sought and received significant grant funding for research projects. She is an active member in the Urban and Regional Transformation Cohort and was […]

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SOE Students Present at Symposium

On Tuesday April 17th, students from many disciplines gathered to present their research. Below are some photos of SOE students and their poster presentations. Congrats to all who presented.   Dina Vllasaliu – grad student advised by Dr. Mario Teisl Michaela Murrey (EES) – undergrad advised by Dr. Caroline Noblet Sujita Pandey – grad student […]

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Annual School of Economics Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday April 15th, faculty, staff, family and friends gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of SOE students. This included honoring those accepted into Omicron Delta Epsilon (ΟΔΕ) and those who will receive scholarships from generous donors for the upcoming academic year. Below are some photo taken at the event.   Corey Claflin, SOE student receives a […]

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