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Prof. Trostel will present at 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference

Professor Phil Trostel will present at the upcoming 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference on Thursday, December 7, in San Diego. Trostel, professor in the MCS Policy Center and School of Economics, will speak in a session entitled The Economic Case for State Investments in Higher Education—and How to Make the Case to Lawmakers. Trostel’s recent research […]

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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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Trostel interviewed on WVOM

Prof. Phil Trostel was featured this morning on the George Hale/Rick Tyler show on WVOM for his recent research published by the Lumina Foundation on the social benefits of attaining a college education. Listen to the interview here: http://www.wvomfm.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=7308945

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Trostel’s research featured in Bangor Daily News

Professor Phil Trostel’s recent research on the benefits of attaining a college degree are featured in a Bangor Daily News article: “College degrees get you dollars, but what else?” http://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/17/education/college-degrees-get-you-dollars-but-what-else/

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Trostel’s report on the value of a college education

Professor Phil Trostel’s new report on the value of a college education has been released by the Lumina Foundation. As the cost of a higher education rises, some students, parents and policymakers are finding themselves asking, “Is it worth it?” According to a new Lumina Foundation report by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center professor Philip Trostel, […]

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MPR author Sylvia Most interviewed on Morning Edition

Sylvia Most, one of the authors from the most recent issue of the Maine Policy Review (MPR), was interviewed by Irwin Gratz on MPBN’s Morning Edition. In response to a previous article suggesting that Maine college graduates lack science and technical skills, Most suggests that those skills could result from providing better technical education in high school. The interview aired […]

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Trostel’s MDF report highlighted in MaineBiz

Research conducted by Philip Trostel, a University of Maine professor of economics and public policy, is the focus of the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s colleges and universities struggle with shrinking budgets.” Trostel was the author of “The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine,” which looks at the state benefits of greater educational attainment, such as […]

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Trostel authors Maine Development Foundation’s Quarterly Economic Report: The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine

Phil Trostel authored the Maine Development Foundation’s third Quarterly Economic Report, The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine.  As noted by the MDF, “This series of quarterly reports further explores the economic indicators in Measures of Growth In Focus, a reliable and trusted annual report issued by the Maine Economic Growth Council.” The report […]

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Rubin, Trostel present at 2014 Maine Economics Conference

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and School of Economics faculty Jonathan Rubin and Phil Trostel presented at the 2014 Maine Economics Conference, April 26, 2014 hosted by Colby College, and funded by Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges and the University of Maine. Trostel’s talk was “The ‘Other’ Benefits of College Education” and Rubin spoke about […]

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