Posts Tagged with “Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies”

Indicators show R.I. stalled, no relief soon

August 17th, 2012

The Providence Journal reports that economic growth in Rhode Island slowed down over the first half of 2012 and the rate is expected to remain sluggish in the next quarter, according to the latest report by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.

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R.I. Current Economic Indicator for Q2: Growth slowed significantly

August 14th, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  - The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2012 indicates Rhode Island's economic growth slowed significantly over the first half of 2012.  The leading CEI indicates that, at least in the short term, Rhode Island's economic difficulties will continue.

According to a briefing released today by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), the CEI for the second quarter of 2012 increased by just 0.4 percent (annualized), only slightly higher than the 0.3 percent growth rate the quarter prior (revised downward from 0.95 percent).  The CEI for the third quarter projects continued lackluster growth of 0.5 percent.

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R.I. Current Economic Indicator suggests economic stagnation, hints at increasing risk of double-dip recession

May 10th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - With very slow rates of economic growth, the state economy has been stuck since the first quarter of 2011, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI).

According to a briefing released today by Bryant University's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), the CEI for the first quarter of 2012 increased 1 percent (annualized rate).

"The indicator signifies that Rhode Island's economy is stagnating, and that growth is predominantly the result of external factors, which are also showing signs of slowing," said John Simmons, executive director of RIPEC. "While there are some positive signs, the question is whether the economic conditions in the state will continue to improve, and at what rate."

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University launches its Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies

March 13th, 2012

This video offers a brief look at the third annual Rhode Island Economic Conference held March 13. The conference was presented by the University's new Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Bryant University today announced the launch of its Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies. The announcement was made at the opening of the University's third annual Rhode Island Economic Conference.

The center specializes in statistical and econometric analysis, including policy impact assessment, market analysis, and economic outlook. Its activities include:

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