Posts Tagged with “economic”

Bryant U. forum: Economy slowly recovering

March 8th, 2011

GoLocalProv.com reports on the economic forum at Bryant University that culminated in the release of a new yardstick for measuring the growth of the state economy, known as the Current Economic Indicator, or CEI.

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Bryant University unveils new RI economic index

March 8th, 2011

The Providence Journal business blog covers the Bryant University-RIPEC Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator, a new index to evaluate the state's economy.

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New economic indicator forecasts growth for R.I. but not enough to replace jobs

March 8th, 2011

The Current Economic Indicator, a new economic indicator unveiled by Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, revealed that Rhode Island's economy is expected to growth in the next two quarters but at a pace that is well below what is required to replace jobs lost in 2007, according to this article the Providence Business News' blog

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Regional, national factors, not improvements within R.I., bolstered state economy in Q4, Bryant economist says

March 8th, 2011

R.I. economy looking up in next two quarters, but pace of growth will be very modest according to CEI, a new method for gauging state's current conditions

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - In the fourth quarter of 2010, Rhode Island's economy expanded 1.4 percent over the previous quarter, and growth in the next two quarters is expected but at pace well below what's required to replace jobs lost in 2007.

That's the finding of the Bryant University-RIPEC Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI), a new way to evaluate the state's economy. The CEI was unveiled today (March 8th) by Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at Bryant University, during the University's economic forum on the state's business climate.

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New index of R.I.’s economic health will debut at March 8 forum on business climate

March 4th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - The Current Economic Indicator (CEI), a new way to evaluate the health of Rhode Island's economy, will be discussed on Tuesday, March 8, at Bryant University's economic forum on the state's business climate.

The CEI combines several key gauges of economic activity into a single statistic that measures the overall current economic conditions in Rhode Island. It is calibrated to grow at the rate of the Real Gross State Product and therefore can be interpreted as the underlying growth rate of the state economy, said Edinaldo Tebaldi, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at Bryant University.

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