Posts Tagged with “Edinaldo Tebaldi”

U.S. recovery not enough to dig R.I. out of hole

January 23rd, 2011

This Providence Journal article cites research conducted by Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, and Ed Mazze, distinguished professor of business administration at the University of Rhode Island, detailing the problems that have kept the Rhode Island economy stuck in neutral.

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Rhode Island a miniature Las Vegas?

December 4th, 2010

Data for the state of Rhode Island shows that gambling produces the third-largest revenue stream for Rhode Island, $345 million in fiscal 2010. Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, sees the lottery as a "good way" to raise revenue, he told the Providence Business News, because the benefits to the state are greater than the cost.

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State’s budget woes cast shadow on economic growth

November 23rd, 2010

Implementing zero-based budgeting and changing Rhode Islanders' attitudes regarding business development are among the suggestions made by Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, in this opinion piece co-written for the Providence Business News with Edward Mazze, distinguished university professor of business administration at the University of Rhode Island.

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Bryant economist presents R.I. economic outlook to NEEP

November 17th, 2010

Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, today presented a report (available as a .pdf here), "The Rhode Island Economic Outlook and Forecast: A Strategy for Reducing the State Budget Deficit," at the Fall 2010 Economic Outlook Conference held by the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP). Tebaldi co-wrote the report with Edward M. Mazze, Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island.

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NC can teach RI some lessons about improving business climate, Bryant economist says

October 19th, 2010

Rhode Island, recently ranked the 49th best place for business and careers by Forbes magazine, should take a cue from North Carolina, which has taken the necessary steps to improve its business climate, according to Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics. His remarks, which begin at 1:32 in this video, were part of WJAR-TV's coverage of the ranking.

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RI job shortage may last through 2013, Bryant economist says

October 18th, 2010

While the number of jobs in Rhode Island remains at 1987 levels, the number of workers has grown by more than 11 percent since then, from 515,000 to 572,100, according to a report by WPRI.com. Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi is among the state's economic experts who see no recovery for several years.

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Building trade sees job gains; sector not yet in the clear

October 11th, 2010

Although Rhode Island added 900 construction jobs in August, the industry is not yet in full recovery. Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi tells the Providence Business News that "we're still not seeing the fundamental changes we need to see for a recovery." He noted that statistics show that those who have continued to work in the industry in Rhode Island are clocking in for fewer hours.

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R.I. tax revenues rise; economy ‘doing better’

September 10th, 2010

Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi tells the Providence Journal that increased  tax revenue for July and August are consistent with his previous forecast for the state forecast and an encouraging sign. "But you shouldn't forget the benchmark for comparison," he added, a reference to 2009. "Last year, we were at the bottom. I mean, the economic situation was really bad."

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Weighing in on effects of Reagan tax cuts

September 5th, 2010

During campaign season, Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, says, candidates may proclaim that cutting taxes will spark economic growth, but "it's not that simple. "The facts would not support that claim," he tells the Providence Journal. "Lower taxes are a good thing, but you need a good environment for business."

His remarks were made in a PolitiFact Rhode Island article on the accuracy of a candidate's assertion that President Reagan's 1981 tax cuts  led to exponential economic growth.

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To reduce poverty, developing countries should focus on quality of their institutions, Bryant pair says

September 3rd, 2010

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - Two Bryant University economists have found that the quality of political and legal institutions and economic growth are key in reducing poverty in developing countries.

Edinaldo Tebaldi and Ramesh Mohan, assistant professors of economics at Bryant, found that a robust system to control corruption, an effective government, and a stable political system create conditions that promote economic growth, minimize income distribution conflicts, and reduce poverty.

On the other hand, corruption, ineffective governments, and political instability not only hurt income levels through market inefficiencies, they escalate the incidence of poverty by increasing income inequality as well.

"Institutions - not government spending and financial assistance - are the deep factors affecting poverty and economic performance in developing countries," said Tebaldi and Mohan. "Policies aimed at reducing poverty should first consider improving institutions as a prerequisite for economic development and poverty eradication. Otherwise, transfer and/or aid programs will have limited and short-term effects."

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