The following publications are listed in reverse chronological order.
Maine has no fossil fuel reserves or any refining capacity, making Maine particularly dependent on the fluctuations in the worldwide market for fossil fuels. However, Maine does have significant considerable potential to increase the diversity of current fossil fuels used; to enhance energy conservation and efficiency; and to …Read More
Volume 19 Number 2 can be found at the Digital Commons website: http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol19/iss2/Read More
This report examines the growing trend of recycling through product stewardship programs. Product stewardship programs attempt to keep potentially harmful products out of the waste stream, reduce pressure on landfills, and encourage manufacturers to reduce waste. Product stewardship is an approach in which producers and …Read More
Established in 1967 by the 103rd Legislature, the Maine State Government Summer Internship Program seeks to place talented college students in internships where they can contribute to state government and gain meaningful work experience. Full ReportRead More
Analysis and Evaluation of Participation By Prescribers and Dispensers in the Maine State Prescription Monitoring Program
As part of a Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys Office grant for the analysis and evaluation of participation in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center mapped and analyzed spatial patterns of prescriber and pharmacy locations as well as PMP participation, …Read More
In the twelve years from 1997 through 2008 the State of Maine lost 1445 lives due to the toxic effects of drugs. In each of these deaths one or more drugs was mentioned on the death certificate as a cause of death or a significant …Read More
This report presents a statewide and county-by-county picture of poverty in Maine in 2010 and trends in poverty indicators since 2000. Link to ReportRead More
St. John Valley Creative Economy Project – Strengthening Our Communities and Economy Through Culture and Place.
This was a two-year research effort designed to identify opportunities, challenges, and potential strategies for developing and better leveraging the indigenous assets of culture and place in the St. John Valley of northern Maine. The project’s intent was also to begin a conversation on strengthening …Read More
Significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation will require actions that go beyond increasing vehicle fuel efficiency and that encompass initiatives in all of the major passenger and freight modes. Jonathan Rubin is Professor of Resource Economics & Policy, School of Economics, & Margaret Chase …Read More
“This study quantifies one part of the return to U.S. public investment in college education, namely, the fiscal benefits associated with greater college attainment. College graduates pay much more taxes than those not going to college…” Philip A. Trostel is Professor of Economics & Public …Read More