School of Economics

WABI covers presentation by economics students at Bangor committee meeting

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a presentation made by a group of University of Maine students during a meeting of the city of Bangor’s Infrastructure Committee. Students in a sustainable energy economics course have been working all semester on a plan to make Bangor a more walkable city by reducing people’s reliance on driving and […]

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Rubin serving on jury to select Best Mauritian Scientist Award recipient

Jonathan Rubin, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor of economics, is serving on a three-member jury to select the recipient of the Best Mauritian Scientist Award. The award is an initiative of the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Communication and is managed by the Mauritius Research Council. The government-approved award, which […]

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New study shows impact of out-of-state students on the Maine economy

A new study about the University of Maine’s out-of-state undergraduate students found that their activities generate a statewide annual economic impact of an estimated $160 million, according to UMaine Professor of Economics Todd Gabe. In addition to the annual economic contribution — including multiplier effects — in spending, Gabe found UMaine’s out-of-state undergraduate students fill […]

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Angela Daley

New faculty: Angela Daley

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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UMaine solar energy research included in White House Fact Sheet

The University of Maine was mentioned in a fact sheet published by The White House, titled “Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative.” UMaine was listed among 25 members of the administration’s National Community Solar Partnership that have new commitments to deploy nearly 145 MW of community solar, including projects to scale […]

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Travis Blackmer

Travis Blackmer: Finding educational gold in heaps of trash

For Travis Blackmer, the summer of 2011 was a summer of garbage. And it changed his life. While classmates at the University of Maine were waiting tables, pounding nails, or painting houses to make tuition money, the 20-year old undergrad was pawing through trash. Tons and tons of trash. But he didn’t really mind. After […]

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Allyson Eslin

Allyson Eslin: Triple major aiming for public office

For University of Maine student Allyson Eslin, one major was not enough. Neither were two. It took three majors — political science, psychology and economics — as well as being a student in the Honors College to fulfill her academic pursuits. The Bangor native, who plans to graduate in 2017, also works as a research […]

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