Welcome to the School of Economics (SOE), the University of Maine’s hub of economics and policy research, teaching and public service. Our 23 faculty members are mostly economists; however, we differ from other economics programs in our embrace of interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. As a result, our faculty also consists of an environmental lawyer, a social psychologist, and a human-ecologist. We also team with faculty from other disciplines, including environmental sciences, engineering and psychology, and with stakeholders to generate information helpful in solving problems.
Our undergraduate and graduate programs encourage students to think analytically and critically about social, environmental, and economic issues, and provide a solid foundation for further study and careers in economics, law, public service, business, and applied policy fields. Our conviction is that economics is a powerful tool for understanding society, and flexible enough to allow integration of other disciplines to design policies that solve real-world problems.
Please explore our website to learn more about who we are, and what we do. Please contact me, our graduate programs coordinator Dr. Jonathan Rubin, or our undergraduate programs coordinator Dr. Caroline Noblet if you are interested in joining us.
Professor Mario Teisl
Director, School of Economics
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