LaFave Paper on Biomass Cookstoves and Child Health Published in World Development

Associate Professor of Economics Daniel LaFave was the lead author of the paper “Impacts of improved biomass cookstoves on child and adult health: Experimental evidence from rural Ethiopia,” published in volume 140 of the journal World Development. The paper reports on the three-year impact of the introduction of the Mirt stove on households in rural Ethiopia. Their project found...

Donihue Weighs in Article on Lobster Economy

Professor of Economics Michael Donihue, an expert on the lobster economy in Maine, was tapped by Gray Television in Washington for a story on a new federal payout plan called the Seafood Trade Relief Program and its potential impact on Maine lobsterman. Donihue said the federal aid program leaves out those in the lobster business hardest hit. “The...

Tietenberg’s 1985 Book Wins “Publication of Enduring Quality Award”

A book published in 1985 by Tom Tietenberg, Colby’s Mitchell Family Professor of Economics, Emeritus, was given the Publication of Enduring Quality Award by the Association of Environmental Economists. Tietemnberg’s book, Emissions Trading: An Exercise in Reforming Pollution Policy, “was the first comprehensive review of large-scale attempts to replace command and control regulation with incentive-based environmental regulation under the...

Donihue on Impact of China Lobster Tariffs in Washington Post

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79, who served at the president’s Council of Economic Advisors in a prior administration, provided economic data about the scale of the lobster industry in Maine for a Nov. 1 Washington Post business article headlined “Lobster on the Line: China loves Maine lobster, but Trump’s trade war means Canada...

Economists to Analyze Use of Seaweed to Curb Cows’ Methane

Wadsworth Professor of Economics Michael Donihue ’79 is part of a multi-institution study to determine if Maine seaweed added to the diet of cows can curb bovine methane emissions, which contribute to climate change. Donihue, Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Meredith, and students in the Economics Department’s laboratory for economic studies will see if a...

Franko Tapped as Expert in WalletHub Piece on International Credit Cards

WalletHub reached out to Patrice Franko, the Grossman Professor of Economics and Global Studies, for her expert opinion on international credit cards. In the short Q&A format, Franko answered the question What’s the biggest credit card mistake that international travelers make? with “Walking the beach with a wallet full of cards. Take one — and for me the...

Siodla Wins Larry Neal Prize for Best Article in Explorations in Economic History

Jim Siodla, assistant professor of economics, won the 2018 Larry Neal Prize for his article “Clean slate: Land-use changes in San Francisco after the 1906 disaster,” which was published in the July 2017 issue of the journal Explorations in Economic History. The $1,000 prize, awarded by the editors and editorial board of the journal, was presented during the...

Donihue’s Study Cited in MaineBiz Story on Lobster Industry

A study by Michael Donihue, the Herbert E. Wadsworth Professor of Economics, was cited in a March 2 MaineBiz article about Maine’s lobster industry. The article, “Lobster landings drop 16% in 2017, value drops almost $100M,” includes numbers from Donihue’s recently released “groundbreaking study” done in conjunction with the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association “that identifies for the first...

McClenachan and Dissanayake Partner on Paper in Frontiers in Marine Science

Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Sahan Dissanayake, former assistant professor of economics, and Ryunosuke Matsuura ’17 have a new paper in Frontier in Marine Science titled “Shifted Baselines Reduce Willingness to Pay for Conservation.” The authors “investigate how perceptions of change in coral reef ecosystems affect stakeholders’ willingness to pay for the...

Findlay Quoted in MaineBiz Story on Expansion of Dollar Stores

A Jan. 22 story in MaineBiz on the rise of dollar stores in Maine includes a quote by Pugh Family Professor of Economics David Findlay. “The growth of this industry reflects another significant change in retail spending,” Findlay said, which shows an increase in stores throughout Maine and across the United States. Dollar General and Dollar Tree have...

Dissanayake Organizes Conference on Climate Change and Land Conservation

Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake was the lead organizer for the 2017 NAREA workshop “Climate Change and Land Conservation and Restoration: Advances in Economics Methods and Policies for Adaptation and Mitigation” held in Washington, D.C., June 13-14 2017. The workshop focused on (1) the impact of climate change on ecosystem services generated from...