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August 2018

Latest Jobs Report Analysis

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For years, the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University has provided monthly updates on Maryland’s economy. The RESI team recently unveiled a new tool to allow you to better understand the economy of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Employment Workbook. The interactive dashboard allows you to see how the regional economy is changing for 29 different industries. Read on to see how the region’s economy is changing and to use the dashboard to solve questions related to your business.

Making Sense of Tariffs and Trade Wars

The terms “tariff” and “trade war” have been in the news (and the Twitter-sphere) a lot recently. RESI researchers recently looked at both the economic theory behind tariffs as well as their role in current events. MORE

RESI in the News

Trump Tariffs Mean Uncertainty for Booming Port of Baltimore
Baltimore Sun, 08/15/2018

As newly-implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum begin to take effect, some stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore are nervous about potential negative impacts. According to RESI's Chief Economist Dr. Daraius Irani, “The next quarter will be really telling, because the tariffs will be in full effect at that point … Because the port is just a facilitator of exports and imports, anything that impacts world trade is going to impact the port.”

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