Jonathan Rubin to be Policy Center Director

Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Carol H. Kim has named Jonathan Rubin, Professor of Economics, as the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, at the University of Maine. Rubin has been a member of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center faculty since 1998.

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is a nonpartisan, independent research and public service unit of the University of Maine.

Rubin received his BA in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1984 and his PhD in Agricultural Economics in 1993 from the University of of California, Davis.He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Clean Energy Research Center, University of Botswana and a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Center for Climate Change Mitigation Research,University of Cambridge. He is the Chair of the Environment and Energy Section of US Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Dr Rubin’s research has been supported by the US State Department, the National Science Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, New England University Transportation Center, and the Maine Department of Transportation. He has provided testimony to the Maine State Legislature and has been featured on Maine television and radio programs.