From the Woods of Maine to the Policy Jungles of DC and Beyond: The Story of a Career in Research, Policy Engagement, and Professional Service

Date and Time
402 Steidle Building
Karen Palmer
Research Themes

In this talk I will discuss the paths that I took from an undergraduate interested in promoting economic development in my home state of Maine to an Economics Ph.D. researcher at a Washington, DC think tank providing advice to environmental and energy policy makers in DC and beyond. It’s a story of changing directions, fortunate connections to amazing coauthors, lucky timing and opportunities seized.