Connecting Public Policy & Academic Research for Rhode island

The mission of the College & University Research Collaborative (the Collaborative) is to increase the use of non-partisan academic research in policymaking and to provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision making in Rhode Island. To do that, we tap into the wealth of expertise that resides at our state’s 11 colleges and universities, creating a public/private partnership that moves research into action.

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Edinaldo Tebaldi


In his framing article “Manufacturing, Innovation & Economic Growth: The Challenges for Rhode Island and the Country,” Bryant University Associate Professor of Economics Edinaldo Tebaldi provides an overview of the rise and fall of manufacturing in the United States and explores the potential for a resurgence of manufacturing in the country and specifically in Rhode Island.

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In their op-ed, Program Director for the Collaborative, Amber Caulkins, and AICU Rhode Island President, Daniel Egan, discuss how academics from Rhode Island’s 11 higher education institutions have partnered together to provide policy makers in the state with evidence and data to support positive economic development.

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