Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A National Association of
Regional Economic Research Centers

Program

Saturday, October 13

9:00am-12:00pm

Workshop

Jonathan Schwabish, Urban Institute
Data Visualization Training Part I

1:00pm-4:00pm

Workshop

Jonathan Schwabish, Urban Institute
Data Visualization Training Part II

AUBER Board Meeting

3:00pm-5:00pm

Registration

6:00pm-8:00pm

Welcome Reception

*Dinner on Your Own

9:00pm

Hospitality Suite

Sunday, October 14

7:45am-9:00am

Breakfast

Welcome Speaker:

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Schwabish, Urban Institute
Data Visualization

9:00am-10:30am

Social Impact Studies

Session Chair:

Presentations:

James McCafferty,
Western Washington University,
Benjamin Blair,
Columbus State University

Web Tools

Session Chair:

Maile Nadelhoffer, University of Arizona

Presentations:

Maile Nadelhoffer, University of Arizona: Data Update/Quality Control for the Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators Website

AUBER Centers and Media Relations from the University's Perspective

Session Chair:

Sean Snaith,
University of Central Florida

Presentations:

10:30am-10:45am

Break/Networking

10:45am-12:15pm

Modeling/Forecasting Regional Economies

Session Chair:

Carl Bonham,
University of Hawaii

Presentations:

Peter Fuleky, University of Hawaii
Big Data Forecasting Overview

Keith Phillips, Dallas Fed
Employment Forecasting Model

Duncan Meldrum
Mixed Approach to Forecasting the Semiconductor Industry

Dashboards

Session Chair:

Herb Holloway,
Southeastern Louisiana University

Presentations:

Herb Holloway,
Southeastern Louisiana University
Dashboard on a Budget

Craig S. Maher, University of Nebraska
Spatial Relationships and Local Government Fiscal Health

Carol Rogers
Dashboard for Regional Economic Development

Advances in Economic Impact Analysis Session

Session Chair:

Greg Alward, Alward Institute

Presentations:

Greg Alward and Brian Lewandowski
Estimating Sales Tax Impacts with Input-Output Models

Greg Alward
Building Open Source Regional Social Accounting Systems Session

12:15pm-1:30pm

Lunch

Keith Schwer Keynote

John Silvia, Wells Fargo Bank
U.S. Economic Outlook

1:30pm-3:00pm

Media Relations Plenary Session

Session Chair:

Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida

Presentations:

Anetta Wilson

3:00pm-3:30pm

Break/Networking

3:30pm-5:00pm

Forecasting Regional Economies

Session Chair:

Carl Bonham, University of Hawaii

Presentations:

William Shobe, University of Virginia
Forecasting Electricity Demand Using State Space TVP Models

Qian Cia, University of Virginia
Population Projections for 50 States and Washington, D.C.

Carl Bonham/Peter Fuleky
A Dynamic Single Index Model for Hawaii

Business Models of Small AUBER Units

Session Chair:

Dr. Marc Anthony Fusaro, Ph.D, Emporia State University

Presentations:

Michael Davisson, Pittsburg State University

Agim Kukeli, Midwestern State University

Economic Outlook Events: Getting Them Going and Keeping Them Going

Session Chair:

Patrick Barkey, University of Montana

Presentations:

Jeremy Hill, Wichita State University: Shifting Strategies for Starting, Growing and Creating Profits

Monica Haynes, University of Minnesota – Duluth: Unlikely Partnerships: How Three Universities Connect Student Learning With Economic Development to Produce a Highly Successful Outreach Event

Cathy Carey, University of Western Kentucky
When Getting It Right The First Time Matters: Developing an Economic Outlook for the Region

*Dinner on Your Own

9:00pm

Hospitality Suite

Monday, October 15

7:45am-9:00am

Breakfast

Welcome Speaker:

Keynote Speaker

Rollout of AUBER’s Peer Review Service to Members

9:00am-10:30am

Energy

Session Chair:

John Deskins, West Virginia University

Presentations:

Jenny H. Liu: Tracking the Oregon Clean Fuels Program – Understanding the Implications of a State-Level Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Federal Statistics – I

Session Chair:

David Linze and Lydia Lucci

Presentations:

Weird Data Science in the Service of Regional Economic Development

Session Chair:

Tim Slaper, Indiana University

Presentations:

Qing Wu, Google

10:30am-10:45am

Break/Networking

10:45am-12:15pm

Opiod Crisis

Session Chair:

John Deskins, West Virginia University

Presentations:

Housing Affordability

Session Chair:

John Downen

Presentations:

State Revenue Forecasting – Best Practices

Session Chair:

Rich Wobbekind, University of Colorado

Presentations:

David Stringfellow, State of Utah

Robert Zahradnik, Pew Charitable Trusts
Revenue Forecasting and Volatility

12:15pm-1:30pm

Lunch

Keynote Speaker

Qing Wu, Senior Economist, Google
Leveraging Google Data Tools for Social Science Studies

1:45pm-9:00pm

Field Trip

High West Distillery, Park City

9:00pm

Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, October 16

7:45am-9:00am

Breakfast

AUBER Business Meeting and Awards Presentation

9:15am-9:30am

Break/Networking

9:30am-10:45am

Graduate Student Presentations

Session Chair:

Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska

Presentations:

Data Visualization

Session Chair:

John Downen, University of Utah

Presentations:

Bart Poulson: How to Make Data Tools Work for You

Data Collection

Session Chair:

Jonathan Page, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

Presentations:

Dan Kinnear, University of Arizona: Data Process for Forecasting Projects

Anton Nikolaev, University of Hawaii: Scraping/Cleaning Parcel-Level Housing Data

Keith Taylor, St. Louis Fed

11:00am

Adjournment