All posts by Raquel Frye

Todd Metcalfe, Ph.D., senior economist

RESI Welcomes Todd Metcalfe

The Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University (RESI) welcomed Todd Metcalfe as senior economist last month. Todd brings a diverse background and experience in economic and policy analysis to his current role. Most recently he worked on an econometric study to calculate the changes

#StudentExperience: Karter Seamonson

We are back with another #StudentExperience blog post, where we highlight the hardworking students who work within the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University. Karter is a senior studying economics at Towson University. He has been supporting the Regional Economic Studies Institute

The Economics of Company Culture

Ah, company culture. It seems to be one of those fiercely contested topics in the business community, particularly because it’s so difficult to quantify and define. MIT Sloan School of Management Professor E. H. Schein defines company culture as: “The set of shared, taken-for-granted implicit

#StudentExperience: Sean Placide

We are back with another #StudentExperience blog post, where we highlight the hardworking students who work within the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University. Sean is a senior studying project management and business analysis at Towson University. He has been supporting the

The Zombie Economy

The Zombie Economy

A couple months back, I wrote about the 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) hosted by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University. Now that this year’s EOC has passed, I want to update you on some of the highlights. The theme, Conscious

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The Minimum Wage Debate

As the legislative session marches on, Maryland lawmakers and supporters are proposing to raise the minimum wage.  A number of bills have been introduced that increase the minimum wage to as high as $12.50 per hour.  At the current minimum wage rate of $7.25 per