John Messier

John Messier – Professor of Economics
Title Professor of Economics
Telephone 207.778.8172

John is an economist and advocate for social justice. He has worked with informal vendors in Quito Ecuador and coffee growers in Mexico and Nicaragua. He led a student group to Chiapas Mexico on a research project investigating the impact of fair trade participation on childhood nutrition and education. Most recently he spent time in Matagalpa Nicaragua working with fair trade and traditional coffee growers and plans on returning with a student group. His course offerings include International Economic Development, International Trade and Finance and Behavioral Economics. When not in the classroom, John enjoys hiking, travelling and gardening.


  • 2005 PhD American University
  • 1998 BA Economics, Richard Stockton College