2019 Maine Economics Conference

Bates College – Pettengill Hall – April 27, 2019

Charlie Kolstad ’69, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Economic Policy Research & Precourt Institute for Energy, and Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will be the keynote speaker for this event. He will talk on “Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change Using Weather Observations.”

The Organizing Committee:
Matthew Botsch, Bowdoin College
Luke Chicoine, Bates College
Leshui He, Bates College
Robert Lester, Colby College
Jim McConnon, University of Maine
Stephen Morris, Bowdoin College
Paul Shea, Bates College
Mario Teisl, University of Maine

Conference Program: 

Unless noted, all events occur in the Keck room (Pettengill ground floor, G52)

8:30 – 9:00:  Arrival and continental breakfast

Session 1:

9:00 – 9:30:  Leshui He (Bates College), “A Theory of Pre-litigation Settlement and Patent Assertion Entities.”

9:30 – 10:00:   Jennifer Meredith (Colby College), “Drivers of Access Right Sales: The Role of Resource Volatility, Individual Shocks, and Credit Interventions in the Alaska Salmon Fishery.”

10:00 – 10:15:   Coffee Break

Session 2:

10:15 – 10:45 Mario Teisl (University of Maine), “Improving The Effectiveness Of Fish Consumption Advisories Aimed At Pregnant Women.”

10:45 – 11:15:   Matthew Botsch (Bowdoin College), “A New Chronology of Asset Price Bubbles, 1825-1929.”

Student Presentation and Lunch:

11:15 – 12:15:  Student poster presentations at the Perry Atrium (1st floor, Pettengill Hall)

12:15 – 1:15:   Buffet Lunch at Commons Room 221-222

Session 3:

1:15 – 1:45:   Daniel Stone (Bowdoin College), “Pulling Starters.”

1:45 – 2:15:   Paul Shea (Bates College), “Learning to Hedge.”

2:15 – 2:45:   Robert Lester (Colby College), “On the Welfare Effects of Phasing Out Currency.”

2:45 – 3:00:   Coffee Break

Session 4:

3:00 – 3:30:   Sharon Klein (University of Maine), “Benefits and Costs of Community-Built Window Inserts for Home Energy Savings.”

3:30 – 4:00:   Yang Fan (Colby College), “Competitive Differentiation Effects of Common Management.”

4:00 – 4:15:   Coffee Break

Keynote Speech:

4:15 – 5:00:   Charles D Kolstad – Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), “Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change Using Weather Observations.”

Reception and Dinner:

5:00 – 7:00:   Reception and Dinner at the Commons Room 221-222

Conference Program MEC 2019