Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1) - March 24, 2015

Public Policy Speaker Series (No. 1) - March 24, 2015

On March 24, 2015, we launched our first Public Policy Speaker Series. This event was the first part of a three-part series, which highlights the results from research projects funded in our second year of research.

Results from three research projects were shared by four Rhode Island scholars, whose projects focus on key issues in the areas of Infrastructure, Regional Competitiveness, and Workforce.

Scholars shared information regarding their research process and research findings during their presentations, followed by a brief questions and answers session opened to the attendees.

Presentations Included:

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

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

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