Phillip Trostel

Professor, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center; School of Economics; School of Policy & International Affairs

PTrostel photohilip Trostel joined the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center in 2001. His research interests encompass the areas of higher education policy, human capital, fiscal policy, labor economics, and legal consulting. Trostel has served as an advisor to Governor’s Task Forces, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and local town and regional councils. Trostel has also provided testimony to Maine Legislative committees including Criminal Justice, Health and Human Services, and State and Local Government, as well as to the Maine Speaker’s Advisory Task Force on Youth Migration and the Maine Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Tax Reform.


5784 York Complex #4, Room 202
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
University of Maine | Orono, ME 04469.5784

Office Phone: 207.581.1651


  • Ph.D. Economics, Texas A&M University, 1991
  • M.S. Economics, Texas A&M University, 1987
  • B.A. Economics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1984