Five Questions With: Edinaldo Tebaldi

Edinaldo Tebaldi joined the Department of Economics at Bryant University in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 with concentrations in international economics and economic growth and development. Tebaldi also worked as a consultant in the area of economic development for the World Bank and serves currently…

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  1. The denominator in the unemployment figure is the eligible population, or the number of people seeking work. Normally, you would expect people who can’t find work to move to where they can, but while there are jobs elsewhere, this isn’t happening. Mobility may be affected by the housing market or other factors, but the imbalance seems strange in its persistence. Perhaps RI should figure out why so many people want to stay here even though we have no jobs for them, and then exploit those advantages or reasons?