Economic Data Literacy Workshop

Edi Tebaldi, Ph.D., professor of Economics at Bryant University, delivered a workshop in February 2019 focused on understanding data that is often used to shape public policy. He was joined by an expert panel, including Paul L. Dion, Chief of the Rhode Island Office of Revenue Analysis; Stephen Whitney, Fiscal Advisor for the Rhode Island Senate; and John Riendeau,  Director of Business Development for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.

We welcome you to download the following readings and presentations from the workshop.


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Speaker BiosEconomic Data Literacy Presentation

The Institute offers a variety of specialized programs for state and municipal leaders in the areas of:Commerce Rhode Island Presentation

  • Leadership
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  • Transitioning from campaigning to governing
  • Ethics and accountability
  • Fiscal policies
  • Crisis management and decision-making
  • Public engagement

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