RESI of Towson University is the trusted expert on Maryland's economy.
The Regional Economic Studies Institute has over 25 years of experience providing a vast array of economic and policy analysis services. Our solutions empower public, private, and nonprofit organizational decision-making throughout Maryland and across the region. As economic factors and public policy are ever-changing, RESI works to enhance and expand services and expertise to meet the needs of our partners.
RESI recently hosted a series of roundtables where we discussed topics as they relate to Greater Baltimore, including causes, what solutions exist, and how policymakers can help support ongoing efforts. Listed below are policy briefs from each discussion.
Formed in 1989 at the University of Baltimore, RESI moved to Towson University in 1996. Since that time, RESI has established itself as the leading expert on Maryland's economy. Our team of economists and researchers are dedicated to providing the highest level of service while emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge with technology.
Through the Economic Outlook Forum and Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum, RESI convenes business, government, and workforce leaders, politicians, and educators to provide thoughtful dialogue around the state of Maryland's economy and to address economic and workforce challenges.
RESI economists and researchers regularly publish blog posts on topics that affect our state and the lives of its citizens from an economic perspective.
Prepared for Washington Gas Light Company, RESI reports on economic impacts of projects to replace natural gas pipe infrastructure in Maryland.
From economic forecasts and fiscal impact reports to survey analysis and interviews and focus groups, RESI regularly publishes reports for clients across the region.
COVID-19 has infected every facet of our lives. Here's a look at the economic theory that explains some of the reactions we’ve seen to COVID-19 pandemic.
Race relations are once again at the forefront of conversations. We look at racism, white privilege, and its impact on Baltimore's economy.
Old Bay is ubiquitous in Maryland, where the oh-so-special seasoning has found its way into everything from ice cream to beer. We delve into the economics and history of Old Bay.