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. 

Research Fields

Applied Microeconomics; Public, Urban, and Innovation Economics


Ph.D. Economics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

M.A. Applied Economics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. Economics, Davidson College

B.A. Religious Studies, Davidson College

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