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Economic and Policy Analysis (RESI)

About RESI


The Regional Economic Studies Institute is a unit of the Division of Innovation & Applied Research and is considered a department of the university. RESI was formed in 1989 at the University of Baltimore and moved to Towson University in 1996. Over the years, RESI has established itself as Towson University's research and consulting arm and a leading expert on Maryland's economy.


As markets, economic factors, and public policy are ever-changing, RESI continues to enhance and expand its services and expertise. RESI dedicates itself to providing the highest level of services to decision-makers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. RESI emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge with technology.


RESI provides a vast array of economic and policy analysis services to a wide range of public and private clientele. Some of the core services provided by RESI include forecasting, economic and fiscal impact analysis, and technical writing.

RESI's association with Towson University is a mutually beneficial partnership that allows the exchange of ideas and expertise across varied fields of study. Professors and RESI consultants often partner to provide expert knowledge and resources to clients as necessary. This pool of experience has enabled the group to conduct research and make conclusions and recommendations based on the best information currently available.

Division of Innovation & Applied Research
Office Location: 7400 York Road

Phone: 410-704-7374

Raquel Frye

RESI Managing Director Raquel Frye is responsible for the administration and management of RESI economic and policy analysis projects for various clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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