About the State Economist

Amanda Rector is the State Economist. She conducts ongoing analysis of Maine's economy to inform planning and policy decisions, including performing special research projects undertaken with and for the Governor’s office, the Legislature and other state agencies.

She also serves as the Governor’s liaison to the U. S. Census Bureau, is a member of the Revenue Forecasting Committee, and supports the Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services on economic and tax policy issues affecting Maine.

Amanda has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service. She is originally from mid-coast Maine and now lives in Union.