Ellen Bast

Senior Research Associate

Ellen Bast

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Regional Economic Studies Institute


Ellen joined the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) in 2014. As a senior research associate, she is responsible for various stages of projects including economic impact analyses; methodology development; survey construction and analysis; primary and secondary data collection and analysis; and technical writing and editing. Ellen is a frequent contributer to the Division’s blog and supervises RESI’s student interns.

Ellen has worked on a variety of projects, including multiple economic and fiscal impact analyses of Maryland’s Arts and Entertainment Districts for the Maryland State Arts Council; economic and fiscal impact analyses for proposed facilities in Maryland; a demand analysis for the Maryland construction industry; analyses for the Maryland Department of the Environment; and survey analysis for a regional athletic event.


Ellen holds a B.A. in economics, Spanish, and dance from Goucher College and has completed graduate coursework at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Outside of RESI, Ellen dances ballet and enjoys yoga and travelling.

Fun Fact

What are three websites that everyone should have bookmarked? www.BaltimoreSun.com, www.HumansOfNewYork.com, and www.DancersAmongUs.com

Read Ellen's blog posts at EngageTU.com.