Center for the Blue Economy Professional education and research to promote ocean and coastal sustainability

Charles Colgan

Lead Market Economist, National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP)

Charles S. Colgan is a consultant with the National Ocean Economics Program. He is a Professor of Public Policy and Management in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Colgan is the Chair of the Muskie School’s PhD Program in Public Policy and is a Senior Research Associate in the USM Center for Business and Economic Research. His long term economic forecasts are used by the Maine Department of Transportation and the Economic Development Districts of Maine.

Prior to joining the University of Southern Maine, he served in the Maine State Planning Office, was State Economist, and Director of Natural Resource and Economic Policy. He received his B.A. from Colby College and received his Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Maine.


Ocean economics, transportation and economic development, urban planning, policy analysis