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Trostel interviewed on ABC/Fox News

Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Philip Trostel was interviewed for a story which aired March 17 on his research on Mainers’ saving for retirement. Trostel’s recent report for the AARP examines the fiscal costs of insufficient saving for retirement. His study indicates that Mainers aren’t saving as much as they should. Trostel estimates the […]

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MCS Library Scholarship awarded to Waterman

UMaine senior Madison Waterman has been awarded the Margaret Chase Smith Library Scholarship for 2017. Madison is a Political Science/Spanish double major. She will be conducting research for her Political Science capstone project examining the perceptions of women as candidates for national office. Madison plans to examine Senator Smith’s archives related to her nomination and presidential […]

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Trostel’s Report on Retirement Savings in Maine is Available

A final report by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Philip Trostel on “The Fiscal Implications of Inadequate Saving for Retirement” is now available. This study estimates the future costs to taxpayers from new retirees in Maine and in the United States. According to AARP Maine, one-third of Mainers 65+ rely entirely […]

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State Treasurer Terry Hayes, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes visited UMaine on February 23 as part of the Center’s Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows (DMPF) Program. The program brings prominent Maine policy makers to campus for a day to teach an undergraduate class, engage with faculty on research and public policy issues, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students. […]

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New Issue of Maine Policy Review

The latest issue of Maine Policy Review is now available for download on Digital Commons. MPR Volume 25, number 2, features an essay from Maine Sen. Angus King on climate change and articles on  topics of healthcare, bond referenda, international trade, and municipal waste reduction. Commentaries address the Arctic Council, the presidential election, and financial literacy. This […]

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Terry Hayes is Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Feb. 23rd

Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes will visit UMaine on Thursday, February 23, as the next Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Hayes served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2006 through 2014, representing parts of Oxford County, and was recently re-elected by a bi-partisan majority as Maine State Treasurer. During her day at UMaine she will meet with students, […]

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Maine Government Summer Internship Program is accepting applications

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is accepting applications for the summer of 2017. The internship provides an opportunity for students to spend 12 weeks in full-time, paid positions in Maine state, local or county government positions. The application deadline is March 1. Students must be in at least their second year of college. Students […]

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Trostel Commentary on Higher Ed Benefits Published in Chronicle of Higher Education

MCS Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Phil Trostel’s commentary on the public benefits of higher education appears in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education. Trostel has focused recent research on measuring benefits of a higher education. In this article he states that in addition to increasing graduates’ wages, health status and length of life, having completed […]

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Policy Center work on trade deal noted in Bangor Daily News

Professor Phil Trostel’s 2016 research on the impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Maine was mentioned in an article in today’s Bangor Daily News. President Donald Trump on Monday officially withdrew the United States from negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade deal proposed by former President Barack Obama’s administration to lower tariffs […]

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New article on biofuels for transportation energy

A new article discussing the “Implications of U.S. biofuels policy for sustainable transportation energy in Maine and the Northeast” is published in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews by authors Binod Neupane of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  and Jonathan Rubin of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. Drop-in biofuels that are compatible with the existing vehicle […]

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