April 26, 2014
Hosted by Colby College
Funded by Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and the University of Maine

Organizing Committee:
Tim Hubbard, Colby College
Jim McConnon, University of Maine
Paul Shea, Bates College
Dan Stone, Bowdoin College

Conference sessions will be held in Miller Library room 014.
Meals and the student poster session will be held in the 2nd floor west space of Miller Library.


The faculty at Colby College and the Organizing Committee are excited to announce that the second annual Maine Economics Conference will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Colby College. We hope to bring together economists from throughout the state to learn about active research as well as to establish and renew connections with other Maine scholars.

If you are interested in presenting a paper and/or serving as a discussant, please e-mail [email protected] by Friday, March 14. Please include the paper abstract for a paper submission. You need not submit a paper in order to serve as a discussant. Research from all fields of specialization within economics will be accepted for consideration. In constructing a program, we are looking to feature work from various fields as well as work by scholars from different institutions. Those who submit abstracts will hear back about the tentative program and whether their paper was accepted for presentation by April 1. Presenters will need to provide their full papers to the conference organizers and discussant at least two weeks prior to the conference.

We are also accepting student work to be presented in a poster session. Students should also submit paper titles and abstracts by e-mail to [email protected] by March 14. Cash awards will again be given to top students, as determined by the vote of attending faculty who will learn about the work during a dedicated poster session.

If you are interested in attending the conference (but not in the capacity of a presenter/discussant), please RSVP to [email protected] by April 1. Lunch and dinner will be provided and there is no conference registration fee. Please direct all inquires and correspondence to [email protected]

We hope to see you at the conference!
– The Organizing Committee