Posts Tagged with “Rhode Island economy”

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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R.I. jobless rate dips to 12.7 percent

December 18th, 2009

Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi provides a sobering analysis of the latest unemployment figures for Rhode Island.

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New England economic forecast says R.I. will continue to decline

November 10th, 2009

Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi presents a dismal forecast for Rhode Island's economy to the New England Economic Partnership's Nov. 10 meeting in Boston. Tebaldi "cites the fact that Rhode Island has already hit the 13-percent mark as a strong indicator that the state will exceed 14 percent unemployment in the coming year," the Providence Journal reports.

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R.I. jobless rate may peak at 14% in 2010

November 3rd, 2009

The Providence Business News reports on research by Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi shows that the Rhode Island economy is in its worst shape in more than four decades, and the state's unemployment rate will not peak for almost another year.

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Economist to brief R.I. Senate on state’s financial forecast

October 29th, 2009

Projo.com reports that when the R.I. Senate reconvenes this afternoon, its first order of business won't be the stacks of pending bills, but a report on the state's ailing economy. Bryant economist Edinaldo Tebaldi, one of the state's forecast managers for the New England Economic Partnership, will brief senators on Rhode Island's dreary financial forecast.

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