Kelsi Gabrielle Hobbs
Assistant Professor of Economics
School of Economics, University of Maine
Hello! I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Maine.
I am an Applied Microeconomist whose research emphasizes Public Economics, Urban Economics, and Innovation Economics. My current research focuses on rental housing evictions, but I am broadly interested in topics that affect low- to moderate-income individuals and families. I pursue research questions that can influence Federal, state, and/or local policy decisions aimed at improving our communities, particularly those that are marginalized.
Prior to UMaine, I earned my Ph.D. in Economics, as well as my M.A. in Applied Economics, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before graduate school, I spent two years with AmeriCorps, working in Birmingham, AL for the nonprofit Impact America (formerly Impact Alabama). I earned my B.A. in Economics and my B.A. in Religious Studies from Davidson College.