Tag: Towson University Regional Economic Studies Institute

#StudentExperience: Similoluwa Akinmuda

In my opinion, one of the best perks about being affiliated with Towson University is the opportunity to interact with TU students through our research internship program. Throughout the year, TU students gain real-world research experience while completing their studies; the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) receives valuable assistance as well as different perspectives as we meet our project needs. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have Similoluwa (Simi) Akinmuda ‘18 join us as she completes her Master’s of Science in Marketing Intelligence in TU’s College of Business and Economics. Simi received her B.S. in Economics from Covenant University...

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Collaboration Leads to Success on MDOT Project

The units within Towson University’s Division of Innovation and Applied Research each have a primary focus that guides their work. However, many of our services are complementary. Today, units are are working together on collaborative studies, marketing their services together rather than independently, now more than they ever have in the past. One great example of this collaboration is the Center for Professional Studies (CPS) working with the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) to conduct a study on the level of engagement among employees at the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Earlier this year MDOT contracted CPS to complete...

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Mapping Maryland’s Comparative Advantages: Frederick County

In my last blog post, I talked about Maryland’s advantage compared to other states in the Scientific R&D Services industry and saw how a high location quotient for the industry was correlated with the presence of Maryland’s military installations and federal research facilities. Today, I will focus on Frederick County, the county with the second-highest location quotient for Scientific R&D Services in Maryland. Frederick County is one of the most interesting counties in Maryland. The county is a mix of rural, urban, and suburban jurisdictions—perhaps more than any other county in the state. At the center of Frederick County...

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Mapping Maryland’s Comparative Advantages: Scientific R&D

Maryland and science go hand-in-hand. Maryland’s highly ranked universities like the University of Maryland College Park, the Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University produce valuable research and graduate thousands of STEM graduates each year. Maryland is also home to numerous federal research institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the FDA. But how does Maryland’s scientific focus vary across the state? Scientific R&D Across Maryland In our last blog post in this series, we looked at what a location quotient is and how we can use them to find Maryland’s comparative advantages....

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Mapping Maryland’s Comparative Advantages: A New Blog Series

Here at the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University, we take pride in understanding Maryland’s economy. For the last 25 years, our team has worked with public, private, and non-profit clients to provide a range of economic and policy analysis services. But a big part of our mission is public outreach and sharing our knowledge with you to help you make better informed decisions for your community, your business, or your family. Every month, our Chief Economist, Dr. Daraius Irani, publishes an update on the employment situation in Maryland. For example, here’s a closer look at the...

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#StudentExperience: Mackenzie Rice

We are back with our last #StudentExperience post of the semester. Mackenzie is a junior studying political science and economics at Towson University, where she also interns at the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). Each week she works to provide research and data collection to support the RESI team and their projects. Mackenzie’s favorite task so far has been conducting research for a project with the Maryland Department of the Environment. “I have learned a lot about energy conservation and emissions reductions, two things that I really had no prior information about. I love to research something that is...

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#StudentExperience: Rachel Grueninger

We are back with another #StudentExperience blog post. Rachel is a senior studying business administration and finance at Towson University, where she also works as a student business researcher at the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). Each week Rachel performs research and data analysis to support the RESI team and its projects. Although she has worked on several projects, one of her favorites has been working to track U.S. Department of Defense funding and spending across the state for the Maryland Department of Commerce. By working on these projects, Rachel has been able to hone her research and data...

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Connect With Us On Social Media

Last year, when I was new to my job, I wrote about getting to know the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University. A main focus of my job is to manage and edit this blog. Another focus is overseeing the management of the Division’s social media accounts. With a goal of connecting Towson University to the greater Baltimore region, our social media presence helps to tell our story and highlight the work of my colleagues. Have a look and connect with us. And if you have any feedback, let us know!     Division of Innovation and...

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University-Community Partnerships: A Thriving and Competitive Economy

In a recent blog post, my colleague wrote about the creation of the Baltimore-Towson University (BTU) framework, a priority that is aimed at elevating the work that TU faculty, students, and staff are already doing with our partners to better address the needs of Greater Baltimore. One of the five primary impact areas of BTU is creating a thriving and competitive economy. TU’s faculty and staff work with partners in government and business throughout the region to grow Maryland’s economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. Below are three examples of the work we are doing...

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Going for the Gold: The Cost of Being an Olympian

In a few short days, the Olympic torch will make its way to the opening ceremonies of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, marking the start of the XXXI Olympiad. While the Olympics are an exciting time of national pride and athleticism, they are often accompanied by controversy. Hosting the games can be contentious, as many economists question the tradeoffs associated with spending billions of dollars for such a short, specialized event. This year’s games in Rio are no exception: from political and economic instability to institutional doping scandals affecting national teams to concerns over the Zika virus and public...

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