Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI)

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-evolving, RESI works to boost and expand services and expertise to meet the needs of our partners.

Join RESI and community and business leaders for the 2022 Economic Outlook Forum on November 15. Chief Economist Dr. Daraius Irani will provide the annual economic outlook forecast for our state with a focus on the various regional, national and international events and trends impacting Maryland’s economy.


Quick Contact: Erin Nueslein, Associate Vice President, Operations, , 410-704-3445


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 and methodology with technology.

Addressing Economic and Workforce Challenges

Through the Economic Outlook Forum and Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum, RESI gathers business, government, and workforce leaders, politicians, and educators to provide thoughtful conversation around the state of Maryland’s economy and to address economic and workforce challenges.

Recent Policy Briefs

Recent policy briefs include outcomes from roundtable discussions focused on economic disparities in Greater Baltimore, including causes, solutions, and how policymakers can help support ongoing efforts. Review the policy briefs from each discussion.

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Engage TU

RESI economists and researchers regularly publish blog posts on topics that affect our state and the lives of its citizens from an economic perspective.

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Economic impacts of natural gas infrastructure spending

Prepared for Washington Gas Light Company, RESI reports on economic impacts of projects to replace natural gas pipe infrastructure in Maryland.

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From economic forecasts and fiscal impact reports to survey analysis and interviews and focus groups, RESI regularly publishes reports for clients across the region. 

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