Michael Siers

Director of Research

Michael Siers

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Regional Economic Studies Institute


Michael joined Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) in 2016. As senior research manager, he is tasked with managing RESI’s projects for private companies and state agencies, as well as leading the development of RESI’s independent analyses. Michael leads the creation and implementation of RESI’s research methodologies and is especially interested in workforce development in the state. Prior to his current role, he served as RESI’s senior economist.

In previous positions he worked as a senior research analyst at IMPAQ International, LLC as well as a research analyst at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Michael holds an M.S. in agricultural and resource economics from University of Connecticut and a B.A. in economics from Goucher College.


Outside of the office, Michael can be found hiking, fishing, camping, and exploring Maryland and Baltimore.

Fun Fact

What are three websites everyone should have bookmarked? kayak.com/explore, nytimes.com, and citylab.com

Read Michael's blog posts at EngageTU.com.