Department of Economics

Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics--on sabbatical Fall 2014 through Spring 2015.
Vaishali Mamgain,  Ph.D.


11 Chamberlain Avenue, Portland Campus

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on sabbatical Fall 2014 through Spring 2015.

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Phone: 207-780-5807


Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. Her research interests include immigrant issues, contemplative pedagogy, and behavioral economics. She teaches microeconomics theory and classes such as Economics and Happiness and The Political Economy of Food in which she incorporates practices such as mindfulness meditation. Her work “Ethical Consciousness in the Classroom: How Buddhist Practices Can Help Develop Empathy and Compassion,” was recently published in the Journal of Transformative Education. She is currently working on research that documents the role of Hispanic migrant workers in the blueberry harvest in Maine.

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