Maryland's 2012 Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu

by Anirban Basu 18. January 2012
Anirban Basu Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc Maryland Gained Momentum Late Last Year For much of last year, Maryland’s economic performance was among the worst in the nation. For instance, year-over-year job growth in the state was in negative territory or close to zero for most of the summer. But like the balance of the nation, economic performance began to materially improve toward the tail end of the year. For the 12 months ending in November 2011, employment in the Free S... [More]

Pace of Job Growth Remains Lackluster

by Anirban Basu 18. October 2011
This was supposed to be a decent year for job growth in Maryland.  With the nation’s economy now in recovery and adding jobs, positive base realignment effects, cyber-security, healthcare, higher education, the Port of Baltimore, BWI, retail and other industry drivers, expectations were probably higher coming into the year than at any point since 2007. But the state’s job engine has generally sputtered.  According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor S... [More]

Is the Cost of Living and Inflation Higher in Washington-Baltimore Area?

by Anirban Basu 18. July 2011
The Difference between Inflation and Cost of Living Inflation is defined as an increase or change in the general price level. Generally, inflation is viewed negatively since (all things being equal) an increase in prices reduces purchasing power. The cost of living can be understood as the general price level itself. In other words, a place that is terribly inexpensive to live in can be associated with high inflation, though if that high inflation persists, that place will not remain inexpensive... [More]


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