Current Research Projects

We are looking forward to sharing the results of our current research projects over the next several weeks.

Please check back for research updates.

WORKFORCE 

The Economic Benefits of a Flexible Workplace
by Barbara Silver, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed for Growing Occupations in Rhode Island
by Matthew Bodah, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Preparing Rhode Island’s Workforce for the Jobs of the Future
by Elzotbek Rustambekov, Ph.D., Bryant University

Rhode Island Unemployment: Is There a Labor Market Mismatch?
by Neil Mehrotra, Ph.D., Brown University

INFRASTRUCTURE

Improving Infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships
by Amine Ghanem, Ph.D., Roger Williams University

Millennials on the Move: Attracting Young Workers through Better Transportation
by Jonathan Harris, M.I.D., Johnson & Wales University

The Road to Better Bridges: Strategies for Maintaining Infrastructure
by Nicole Martino, Ph.D., Roger Williams University

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Choosing a Health Exchange for Rhode Island
by Jessica Mulligan, Ph.D., Providence College

The Economic Impact of Expanding Medicaid
by Liam Malloy, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Ensuring Paid Family Leave Pays Off
by Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Rachel-Lyn Longo, Student Researcher, University of Rhode Island

Strategies for a Competitive Rhode Island
by Suchandra Basu, Ph.D., Rhode Island College; Ramesh Mohan, Ph.D., Bryant University; Joseph, Roberts, Ph.D., Roger Williams University

MANUFACTURING

Rhode Island’s Maker-Related Assets
by Dawn Edmondson, M.S., New England Institute of Technology; Susan Gorelick, Ph.D., New England Institute of Technology; Beth Mosher, MFA, Rhode Island School of Design