School of Economics

Klein quoted in WABI report on volunteering to insulate homes

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, in a report on work to insulate Maine homes by the volunteer organization WindowDressers. According to WABI, the Rockland-based organization held 33 workshops around the state this season, including the final one in Bangor recently, for volunteers to build […]

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Noblet, McGreavy interviewed for BDN article about ‘NIMBY’ phrase

University of Maine faculty members Caroline Noblet, an assistant professor in the School of Economics, and Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication, were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article about the use of the phrase “Not in my backyard,” or “NIMBY.” The concept is a focus in localized debates in Greater Belfast […]

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Kennebec Journal interviews Trostel for article about government shutdown effects

The Kennebec Journal interviewed Philip Trostel, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine, for an article about local effects of the government shutdown. The U.S. government entered a partial shutdown Dec. 22, which has become the longest in history, now stretching beyond three weeks. About 800,000 federal employees are working […]

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Media report on new School of Economics, Maine Brewers’ Guild study

The Bangor Daily News, Craft Brewing Business, WABI (Channel 5) and Brewbound reported on a new study released Jan. 16 by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Economics. Breweries and related activities by their suppliers and employees contributed a total of $260.4 million to the Maine […]

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Rubin featured in TR News

Jonathan Rubin, a professor in the School of Economics and director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, is profiled in the latest edition of TR News, the bimonthly magazine of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of seven major programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. […]

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Trostel quoted in Mainebiz article on hiring pressures, employee recruitment

Philip Trostel, an economics and public policy professor at the University of Maine School of Economics and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, spoke with Mainebiz for the article, “Hiring pressures push companies to unprecedented lengths to find workers.” Maine’s unemployment rate in October was 3.4 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Maine Department […]

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AP quotes Breece in report on LePage’s time as governor

James Breece, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Associated Press article on Gov. Paul LePage. LePage leaves the state in better fiscal shape than he found it, but his wins were sometimes overshadowed by aggressive remarks, according to the article. The aging state’s economy has overall “greatly […]

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Blackmer a source for Portland Press Herald composting story

University of Maine economist Travis Blackmer talked with the Portland Press Herald about composting companies looking for new customers outside of Maine in order to continue growing. Three quarters of food waste in Maine goes to landfills or incinerators, according to the story, and there’s a push to shift that waste to compost farms and […]

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