Department of Economics

Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics and Department Chair 8/15/2013 thru 5/14/2014
Vaishali Mamgain,  Ph.D.


11 Chamberlain Avenue, Portland Campus

Office Hours Spring 2014

Mondays: 1:30-2:30 pm; Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 pm; and by appointment.

Contact Information

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.