Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the School of Economics–the hub of economics and policy research at UMaine.

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students in our programs to think analytically and critically about economic, social, and environmental issues. Our degree programs provide students with a solid foundation for careers in economics, law, public service, business, data science, and applied policy fields, and for further study in a variety of fields.

Our conviction is that economics is a powerful tool for understanding society, and flexible enough to allow integration of other disciplines to design solutions that solve real-world problems.

Our faculty members are mostly economists; however, we differ from other economics programs in our embrace of interdisciplinary research, teaching and public service. As a result, our faculty includes an environmental lawyer, a social psychologist, a human-ecologist, and an interdisciplinary energy researcher.

We also cooperate with faculty from a variety of other disciplines, including environmental sciences, engineering, health sciences, education, anthropology, and psychology, as well as with key stakeholders in private and public sectors to develop future talent and leaders; useful and actionable research; and applied solutions to complex problems.

Explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

If you are interested in learning more about our academic programs, please contact me Graduate Program Coordinator, Mario Teisl, or the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, Travis Blackmer.


Dr. Mario Teisl
Director, School of Economics
Office: 206 Winslow Hall
Phone: 207.581.3162