Upcoming Events

Maine Economics Conference

May 2, 2015 8:00 AM  – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

May 2, 2015
Hosted by Bowdoin College
Funded by Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and the University of Maine

Organizing Committee:
James McConnon, University of Maine
Stephen Morris, Bowdoin
Paul Shea, Bates
James Siodla, Colby
Daniel Stone, Bowdoin

The 2015 Maine Economics Conference will take place in Bowdoin's Moulton Union. 

Conference Program

8:30-9:00 Coffee, light breakfast

Session 1: Environmental 1
9:00-9:30 Erik Nelson (Bowdoin): Identifying the Opportunity Cost of Critical Habitat Designation under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

9:30-10:00 Sahan Dissanayake (Colby): Public incentives for conservation easements on private land

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

Session 2: Macro
10:15-10:45 Emily Marshall (Bates): Endogenous growth and household leverage

10:45-11:15 Robert Lester (Colby): Optimality of inflation and nominal output targeting

11:15-11:45 Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates): How do economic shocks affect democracy?

11:45-12:30 Student poster session

12:30-1:15 Lunch

Session 3: Environmental 2
1:15-1:45 Keith Evans (University of Maine): Impact of pollution closures on commercial harvest of soft-shell clams in Machias Bay, Maine

1:45-2:15 Nathan Chan (Colby): The rebound effect in equilibrium: market structure and welfare

2:15-2:45 Caroline Noblet (University of Maine): Public preferences for investments in renewable energy production and energy efficiency

2:45-3:00 Coffee break

Session 4: Applied micro
3:00-3:30 Xuan Chen (University of Maine): An empirical study of off-farm employment choices by rural households in China

3:30-4:00 Leshui He (Bates): Subsidiaries vs. Divisions in a Property-Rights Theory of the Firm

4:00-4:30 Matthew Botsch (Bowdoin): The Welfare Consequences of Experienced Inflation on Residential Mortgage Choice

4:30-4:45 Coffee break

Keynote Speaker

4:45-5:45 Stuart Rosenthal, Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics, Syracuse University: Change and Persistence in the Economic Status of Neighborhoods and Cities and Q&A on experiences as JUE Editor


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