Recently Tenured

Rob Lester – named a Haynesville Project Fellow and recipient of the Haynesville Project Research grant

Jim Siodla –  named a Haynesville Project Fellow


Awarded Grants

Jen Meredith was the recipient of the USDA Coast to Cow to Consumer grant

Ben Scharadin was the recipient of the USDA Inequitable Food Retail Access & Nutritional Food Insecurity grant


Professional Awards

Stephanie Owen was the recipient of the 2021 NASPAA Dissertation Award

Congratulations to our Econ students who were accepted as members to Phi Beta Kappa:

Class of 2021
Meredith Allen*
Cooper Bussberg
Jason Dunn
Gautam Mitra
Samuel R. Scott
Luying “Helen” Yang
Ruizhao Zhong*

Class of 2022

Daniel T. Hiller

*Accepted as juniors*

Congrats to our own Professor Tom Tietenberg!  His work has been recognized by AERE as a Publication of Enduring Quality for his book Emissions Trading: An Exercise in Reforming Pollution Policy.

Check out the article written by the Economics Department’s Jim Siodla in the Colby Magazine

Check out the this article in the Colby Magazine that features contributions from some of the Colby’s Economics Department Faculty.

Economics Department’s faculty member Rob Lester’s published column piece on price-gouging in Medium.

Congratulations to our Economics Department students who were accepted as members to Phi Beta Kappa:

Class of 2020
Yuanyuan Dong
Caroline Dunsby
Zejun Gao
Paula Jaramillo
Benjamin S. Retik
Amanda J. Schmidt
Ruizhao Zhong

Class of 2021
Meredith Allen

Dear Colby Colleagues and Students,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the hiring of three new faculty members who will be joining the Economics Department in the fall.

  • Erin Giffin is getting her Ph.D. in Economics from University of California San Diego with research focusing on Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics/Economics and Psychology, and Experimental Economics.
  • Jennifer Meredith is getting her Ph.D. from the University of Washington with research focusing on Natural Resource Economics and Development Economics, and a specialty in Marine Resource Economics.
  • Yang Fan is getting his Ph.D. from the University of Washington with research focusing on Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, and Microeconometrics.

These talented individuals look forward to being part of the Colby community and working with our amazing students.  We are delighted to welcome them to the Economics Department team.

Dr. Michael Donihue ‘79
Herbert E. Wadsworth Professor of Economics


Colby Professor Lindsey Novak’s research on the measurement of food waste (link to the paper) has recently been featured in a column in the Wall Street Journal


Assistant Professor Timothy P. Hubbard’s book Auctions is mentioned by Tyler Cowen on his widely read blog “MarginalRevolution”:


Article by Prof Samara Gunter, Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates), Carlos Vegh (University of Maryland) and Guillermo Vuletin (IADB):

How to deal with growing fiscal deficits? Are higher taxes a smart option?