The study of economics provides students with an opportunity to understand the most important aspects of modern societies such as the global economy, production decisions, income distribution, consumption of goods and services, government’s role and the interaction between households and businesses.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Paul H Boisvert
  • Christopher Briggs
  • Robert Jones
  • Mary Joyce
  • Robert Nigohosian
  • Victoria Stedman
  • Richard Wakefield
Tebaldi, Edinaldo

Edinaldo Tebaldi

Professor, Economics
Faculty Suite H, Room 2210

Ph D, University of New Hampshire
MA, University of New Hampshire
MA, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
BA, State University of Maringá, Brazil

Applied Econometrics International Trade Economic Growth

Applied Econometrics Economic Development & Poverty Discrimination & Social Issues

  • The American Economic Association
  • The Eastern Economic Association
  • The Southern Economic Association
  • 2018, The World Bank Vice President Team Award
  • 2010, Rhode Island 40 Under Forty
  • 2010, Successful Research and Publication Award
  • 2006, Master of Economics Professor of the Year
  • 2006, X Prêmio Banco do Nordeste de economia Regional
  • 2005, Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2003, The Elizabeth Bogan Prize in Economics

Gittell, R., Samuels, J. D., Tebaldi, E., The Contribution of Associate's Degree Holders to US Earnings, Labor Quality, Productivity, and Overall Economic Growth, Southern Economic Journal, 2017.

Tebaldi, E., Alda, E., Quality of Institutions and Violence Incidence: a Cross-Country Analysis, Atlantic Economic Journal, 2017.

Verner, D., Vellani, S., Klausen, A., Tebaldi, E., Frontier agriculture for improving refugee livelihoods: unleashing climate-smart & water-saving agriculture technologies in MENA, The World Bank, 2017.

Tebaldi, E., The Dynamics of Total Factor Productivity and Institutions, Journal of Economic Development, 2016.

Tebaldi, E., Beaudin, L., Hunter, J., Re-assessing the impact of academic performance on salary level and growth., Applied Economics Letters, 2016.

Kim, J., Tebaldi, E., Is income growth in the United States pro-poor? A State level analysis, Eastern Economic Journal, 2015.

Tebaldi, E., Beaudin, L., Climate change and economic growth in Brazil, Applied Economics Letter, 2015.

Elmslie, B. T., Tebaldi, E., The Wage Gap against Gay Men: The Leveling of the Playing Field, Kyklos, 2014.

Elmslie, B. T., Tebaldi, E., The determinants of marital happiness, Applied Economics, 2014.

Gittell, R., Sohl, J., Tebaldi, E., Do Entrepreneurship and High Tech Concentration Create Jobs? Exploring the growth in employment in U.S. metropolitan areas from 1991 to 2007, Economic Development Quarterly, 2014.

Tebaldi, E., Emslie, B. T., Does Institutional Quality Impact Innovation? Evidence from Cross-country Patent Grant Data, Applied Economics, 2013.

Beaudin, L., Berdiev, A., Kaminaga, A., Mirmirani, S., Tebaldi, E., Using the Principles of Economics Competition to Supplement the Teaching of Introductory Economics, Journal of Economic Education.

Hanmer, L., Tebaldi, E., Verner, D., Gender and Labor Markets in Tunisia’s Lagging Regions, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Tebaldi, E., Gobjila, A., Romania – Systematic Country Diagnostic : background note – agriculture, The World Bank , 2018.

Tebaldi, E., Nguyen, H., Zuluaga, J., Determinants of emerging markets’ financial health: A panel data study of sovereign bond spreads, Research in International Business and Finance, 2018.

Schumacher, F., Dias, J., Tebaldi, E., Geographic and Sector Externalities from Highly Qualified Human Capital:, Applied Economics Letters, 2014.

Schumacher, F., Dias, J., Tebaldi, E., Two tales on human capital and knowledge spillovers: the case of the US and Brazil, Applied Economics, 2014.

Tebaldi, E., Mohan, R., Institutions and Poverty, Journal of Development Studies, 2010.