The Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University (RESI) welcomed Todd Metcalfe as senior economist last month. Todd brings a diverse background and experience in economic and policy analysis to his current role. Most recently he worked on an econometric study to calculate the changes in generation due to fuel switching resulting from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). From these changes he was able to estimate the health benefits of RGGI.

Todd Metcalfe, Ph.D., senior economist

Todd Metcalfe, Ph.D., senior economist, Regional Economic Studies Institute

“Todd’s background and expertise in environmental policy and economics really enhances our team’s ability to do innovative and complex analysis for our projects,” said Rachel Frye, managing director, RESI.

As senior economist, Todd is the lead methodologist on econometric and statistical models. He is also enhancing and expanding our Predictive Regional Occupational Model (PROM) which helps to identify growth trends in occupations.

“RESI provides valuable economic analysis that informs policy in the State of Maryland,” said Todd. “I believe that informed policy making is important to society. I hope to be able to contribute to the process, through evaluating important environmental and labor impacts of decisions being made by the State.”

Todd holds a Ph.D. in social science from Syracuse University; an M.A. in political science from Syracuse University; an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics from Virginia Tech; and a B.A. in economics from University of Maryland.