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Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Economic Outlook Conference

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Oklahoma City

Presented by the Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Location: Metro Technology Centers at Springlake Campus | 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City

The OSU Center for Applied Economic Research and Spears School of Business invites you to attend the 2018 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference. Join us as an expert from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce shares his opinion on the proposal contest for a second headquarters operation for Oklahoma City and its importance to the state; as well as presentations addressing national, state, and local economic conditions.

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Sponsor | Fee: Fee: $275 (Gift: $155; Non-gift: $120)

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Conference Agenda

2017 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Name Event
8:30 a.m.

Registration

9:00 a.m.

Introductions and Welcome

Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair and Richard W. Poole Professor, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Marcie Mack, Ed.D., State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Stillwater, OK

9:15 a.m.
Jim Huntzinger

National Economic Forecast Followed by Question and Answer

Forecasts of national economic topics will be presented. 2018 forecasts will be included with a focal point of the presentation on the labor, gross domestic products, consumer reactions and more.

Jim Huntzinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Oklahoma Financial Corporation, Tulsa, OK

10:00 a.m.
Dan Rickman

Oklahoma Economic Forecast Followed by Question and Answer

Forecasts of major economic variables for Oklahoma will be presented. Variables forecast include employment, income, output, population, and unemployment. Forecasts for 2018 and years beyond will be included. A focal point of the presentation will be the expected trajectory of Oklahoma’s energy industry.

Dan Rickman, Regents Professor of Economics, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

10:45 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m.
Hongbo "Betty" Wang

The Recent Boom and Bust in Energy Employment in Oklahoma

The performance of the Oklahoma economy over the recent energy boom and bust cycles will be discussed. The influence of energy employment on overall employment in the state is assessed over both the boom and bust cycles and compared to other key oil producing states. The roles of state taxes and education funding are presented in terms of their potential influence on the connection between the energy sector and the overall economy.

Hongbo Wang, Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Economic Research, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

11:15 a.m.
Charles Kimbrough

Amazon: The Good, The Bad and The Future

In September, Amazon invited the world to participate in an RFP (request for proposal) contest for a second headquarters operation. Will review the economic impact of the project as well as bring to light some of the benefits and challenges of winning or losing this deal of the century.

Charles Kimbrough, Director of Business Development Group, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma City, OK

11:45 a.m.

Question and Answer Session

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn

For additional information Contact:

Kelle Scott, Program Manager, Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Telephone: 405-744-5208
cepd@okstate.edu