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

The 2014 Maine Economics Conference will take place in Colby’s Miller Library. For directions to Colby College, please click here.

Conference Program

8:00 – 9:00 Arrival and breakfast

Session 1: Miller Library 014

9:00 – 9:30 Sahan Dissanayake (Colby College): “The Opportunity Cost of Carbon Sequestration in Low-Income Countries and Preferences for REDD+ Contract Attributes: A Choice Experiment in Ethiopia”

9:30 – 10:00 Jonathan Rubin (University of Maine): “Regional Credit Trading: Economic and GHG Impacts of a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard”

10:00 – 10:15 Break for coffee

Session 2: Miller Library 014

10:15 – 10:45 Mario Teisl (University of Maine): “Making or Buying Environmental Public Goods: Do Consumers Care?”

10:45 – 11:15 Nathan Chan (Yale University/Colby College): “Providing Global Environmental Public Goods through Multilateral Financial Mechanisms”

Student Poster Session

11:15 – 12:15 The student poster session in the Miller Library 2nd Floor West Space (list of presenters)

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch in the Miller Library 2nd Floor West Space

Session 3: Miller Library 014

1:15 – 1:45 Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates College): “Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Economic Growth: Evidence from Global Commodity Terms of Trade Shocks”

1:45 – 2:15 Yao Tang (Bowdoin College): “The Effects of Exchange Rates on Employment in Canada”

2:15 – 2:45 Andreas Waldkirch (Colby College): “Foreign Firms and Productivity in Developing Countries”

2:45 – 3:00 Break for coffee

Session 4: Miller Library 014

3:00 – 3:30 Jim Hughes (Bates College): “Migration and Human Trafficking in Vietnam”

3:30 – 4:00 Phil Trostel (University of Maine): “The ‘Other’ Benefits of College Education”

4:00 – 4:30 Leonard Wolk (Maastricht University/Colby College): “Eliciting and Aggregating Individual Expectations: An Experimental Study”

Non-Maine Speaker: Miller Library 014

4:30 – 5:00 Sarah Jacobson (Williams College): “When Do Punishment Institutions Work?”

Happy hour and conference dinner to follow in the Miller Library 2nd Floor West Space.

As indicated, all 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.
Call for Papers