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School of Economics Associate Professor Hsiang-tai Cheng visits the School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, to sign cooperation document.
SOE faculty members Caroline Noblet, Mario Teisl, and Jonathan Rubin, along with former graduate student Katherine Farrow, published an OP ED in the Bangor Daily News on cellulosic ethanol biofuels.
Mark Anderson testified on January 17 before the Searsport Planning Board on economic issues related to a proposed LPG tank in the town. See his testimony here:
Professor Todd Gabe releases report on the economic impact of the Waterfront Concert Series in Bangor:
School of Economics represented at MDF Meeting:
The UMaine School of Economics was represented on the 21st at the 34th annual Maine Development Foundation meeting by Caroline Noblet and Kathleen Bell. They met with various members including Ed Cervone, an alumnus of the SOE M.S. program and Acting President of the MDF.
Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen P. Bell for prize winning research article! (Co-awardee of 2012 Soren Wibe Prize):
Kathleen P. Bell, Associate Professor in the School of Economics, is co-author of the article “An attribute-based approach to contingent valuation of forest protection programs”. Dr. Bell, along with co-authors Thomas P. Holmes and Christopher Morre, received the Soren Wibe Prize which is awarded biannually to a paper that “presents considerable development in empirical knowledge or methodology in the field of forest economics and is published in the Journal of Forest Economics during the two preceding years.” The manuscript was selected by an independent international committee consisting of three experts in the fields of forest and environmental economics. The article was published in Journal of Forest Economics (17(2011):35:52). The authors will receive a cash prize, a diploma, and have also been invited to present their results at the Swedish Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics.
Grad Student Sarah Marrinan’s work on the effectiveness of recycling policy to be used by Keep America Beautiful as part of an educational web-inar.
Haley Engelberth, MS student, gave a very professional and polished presentation at the AAEA meetings in Seattle:
Haley’s paper examines the effectiveness of Maine CDC’s fish advisory in educating pregnant women about the benefits (omega-3 fatty acids) and risks (mercury) of eating fish. Haley found the advisory increased knowledge of both the risks and benefits, and led women to change the types of fish they ate. Maine’s CDC will use the results to refine their education efforts. Several faculty from other institutions commended Haley on her work.