Schedule

Saturday, October 21

9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop

Tips and Tricks on Using FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)

Speaker:

Keith Taylor, Coordinator, Data Desk in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

1:00pm-4:00pm AUBER Board Meeting
3:00pm-5:00pm Registration
6:00pm-8:00pm Welcome Reception (Hors d’oeuvres – Dinner on your own)
9:00pm Hospitality Suite

Sunday, October 22

7:45am-9:00am Breakfast

Welcome from Elizabeth Kuuttila, University of New Mexico

Keynote: Water is for Fighting

Speaker:

John Fleck, University of New Mexico

Presentation Link

9:00am-10:30am

Panel 1.1
AUBER Unit Business Models

Patrick Barkey, Chair, University of Montana


Presentations:

Patrick Barkey
University of Montana

Jim Kleckley
East Carolina University

James McCafferty
Western Washington University
Presentation Link

Jeff Mitchell
University of New Mexico
Presentation Link

Panel 1.2
Research on the Rapidly Evolving Energy Markets in the U.S.

John Deskins,
Chair, West Virginia University

 

Presentations:

The Energy Transition in Western Coal Country
Rob Godby
University of Wyoming
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The Changing Energy Impact in Colorado: What it Means for Rural Communities
Brian Lewandowski
University of Colorado
Presentation Link

The Erosion of Coal’s Market Share in the Power Generation Industry
Christine Risch
Marshall University
Presentation Link

Economic Effects of Renewable Energy Policy
Eric Bowen
West Virginia University
Presentation Link

10:30am-10:45am Break/Networking
10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 2.1
Designing Effective Dashboards, Websites, and Smartphone Apps

George Hammond, Chair, University of Arizona

Presentations:

Digital Resources from the EBRC
Maile Nadelhoffer, University of Arizona
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The Making Action Possible Dashboard
Jennifer Pullen
University of Arizona

Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators
Alan Hoogasian,
University of Arizona

The Arizona’s Economy Smartphone App
Dan Kinnear
University of Arizona

Library Database Technology
Valorie Rice
University of Arizona

Applications within REMI to Quickly Create Compelling Visuals – Case Study: Higher Education Economic Contribution
Chris Judson, Managing Economic Associate
REMI

Panel 2.2
What are the Feds Doing to Our Data?

Carol Rogers,
Chair, Indiana University

Presentations:

The AUBER-COPAFS Relationship
Carol Rogers
Indiana University

Moving Forward at the U.S. Census Bureau: What’s on the Horizon?
Susanna Privett
U.S. Census Bureau
Presentation Link

Interactive Introduction to FRED
Keith Taylor
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch 

Keith Schwer Keynote

Speaker:

Rajeev Dhawan, Georgia State University

 

1:30pm-3:00pm

Panel 3.1
Toolkits and Data Visualization

Jerry Conover, Chair, Indiana University

 

Presentations:

Gateway for Local Government Tax and Finance
Jerry Conover
Carol Rogers
Indiana University

Presentation Link

Practical Data Visualization: Infrastructure, Tools and Project Management
Jonathan Page
University of Hawaii
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Our Experience Creating “How Vulnerable are American Communities to Automation, Trade and Urbanization?”
Victoria Meldrum
Ball State University
Presentation Link

Panel 3.2
Water, Energy, and the Environment

Tom Potiowsky, Chair, Portland State University

 

Presentations:

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the California WaterFix
Jeff Michael
University of the Pacific
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Dividing the Compensation from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Herb Holloway
Southeastern Louisiana University
Presentation Link

Characterizing Equity Issues for Carbon Policies: The Case of Oregon
Jenny Liu
Portland State University
Presentation Link

3:00pm-3:30pm Poster Session and Break
 

3:30pm-5:00pm

Panel 4.1
Understanding your Local Market: Examples of Market Analysis Research

Ben McKay, Chair, Georgia Southern University

 

Presentations:

Where Market and Economic Impact Analyses Come Together
Jennifer Green
Jacksonville State University

Northwest Florida Forward: A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation
Zach Jenkins
West Florida University
Presentation Link

Hinesville Business Incubator Feasibility Study
Ben McKay
Georgia Southern University
Presentation Link

It Must Be Timely, Frequent, and State Level: Estimating State Monthly Level GDP and Not Waiting Eight Months for It
Marc Fusaro
Emporia State University
Presentation Link

Panel 4.2
University of New Mexico Graduate Student Session

 Benjamin Jones, Chair, University of New Mexico

Presentation Link

Presentations:

Understanding Falling Municipal Water Demand in a Small City Dependent on the Declining Ogallala Aquifer: Case Study of Clovis, New Mexico
Michael O’Donnell
University of New Mexico

Presentation Link

The Case of the Missing Negative Externality: Housing Market Effects of Frankin in the Niobrara Shale Play, Colorado
Xuanhao He
University of New Mexico
Presentation Link

Differences in Energy Preferences: Examining Willingness to Pay for Energy Plans in New Mexico
Kara Walter
University of New Mexico
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Public Preferences for Ecosystem Services in the Danda River Basin, Nepal: Evidence for a Choice Experiment Survey
Samrat Kunwar
University of New Mexico
Presentation Link

Discussant
Andrew Goodkind
University of New Mexico

*Dinner on Your Own
9:00pm Hospitality Suite (Room 1408)

Monday, October 23

7:45am-9:00am Breakfast

Keynote

Speaker:

Jesus Cañas, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Presentation Link

9:10am-10:30am

Panel 5.1
New Mexico University Collaboration Session

Lee Reynis, Chair, University of New Mexico

Presentations:

Post Script on the NM University Collaboration: Past and Future Changes in Snow-fed Rivers
David Gunzler,
University of New Mexico

Post Script on the NM University Collaboration: Recent Developments in the Lower Rio Grande
Phil King
New Mexico State University

Post Script on the NM University Collaboration: The Economy and Drought, the 1950s and Today, NM and Las Cruces
Lee Reynis
University of New Mexico

 

Panel 5.2
Public Policy and Impact Studies

Herb Holloway, Chair, Southeastern Louisiana University

Presentations:

Minor League Baseball and Localized Economic Effects
Mike Toma
Armstrong State University
Presentation Link

Estimating a Price Index that Fits the Cost Structure of a Waste Disposal Group Better than the CPI-U
Peter Hulseman, Portland State University
Presentation Link

Incentivized Business Attraction: How Much is a Second Amazon HQ Worth to Your Community?
Billy Leung, Vice President, REMI

10:30am-10:45am Break/Networking
10:45am-12:15pm

Panel 6.1
Cutting-Edge Research

Mike Hicks, Chair, Ball State University

 

Presentations:

An Agglomeration Set on a Hill-Industry Clusters and the Magnetic Attraction of FDI
Tim Slaper
Indiana University

Tax Increment Financing: Capturing or Creating Growth?
Mike Hicks
Ball State University

Economic Development Toolkit
Megan Randall
Urban Institute
Presentation Link

Panel 6.2
Border Issues

Jeff Michael, Chair, University of the Pacific

 

Presentations:

Yield Spreads, the Exchange Rate, and Recession Predictability for Northern Mexico Border Economies
Tom Fullerton, University of Texas-El Paso
Presentation Link

Economic Effects of the California Drought
Jeff Michael
University of the Pacific
Presentation Link

Public Responses to Local Demographic Data
Patrick Jones
Eastern Washington University

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch

Keynote: Environmental

Speaker: Katharine Jacobs, director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science Solutions and professor in the department of soil, water, and environmental science at the University of Arizona

Presentation Link

1:45pm-9:45pm Field Trip to Acoma Pueblo “Sky City”
and Dinner at El Pinto Restaurant
9:30pm Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, October 24

8:00am-9:15am Breakfast

AUBER Business Meeting and Awards

9:15am-9:30am Break/Networking
9:30am-10:45am

Panel 7.1
Economic Vulnerability and Resilience

Tim Slaper, Chair, Indiana University

Presentations:

Index of Regional Employment Vulnerability/Risk
Tim Slaper, Indiana University

Automation, Trade, and Globalization: What They Mean for Jobs in the Midwest
Mike Hicks
Ball State University

The Determinants of Growth in the Information and Communication Technology Industry: A Firm-Level Analysis
Stephen Miller
University of Nevada-Las Vegas


Panel 7.2
Methods

Matt Kerwick, Chair, University of Texas-Austin

Presentations:

An Assessment of the Prevalence and Impact of Adverse and Major Life Events Among College Students: A Comparison by Ethnicity and Country of Origin
Matt Kerwick
University of Texas-Austin
Presentation Link

Do Alcohol Excise Taxes Reduce Motor Vehicle Fatalities?
Robert McClelland
Urban Institute
Presentation Link

Crop Choices and Proximity to Ethanol Plants
Junpyo Park
University of Nebraska
Presentation Link

11:00am Adjourn