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Business and Economic Research

A National Association of
Regional Economic Research Centers


AUBER Fall Conference 2019

Illuminated waterfront Savannah Historic District at night
Georgia Southern University

Regional Analysis in the Age of Populism

In an age of populism where discourse has stirred up anger and distrust, skepticism about the opinions of experts is on the rise. The days of getting out on balconies and making expert pronouncements are over. As information providers, we must constantly prove that our research is relevant. AUBER centers are well positioned to overcome skepticism by communicating data in ways that are understandable and getting important research findings into the hands of policymakers.

Join us for the 72nd Annual Fall Conference held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, from October 12-15, 2019 and hosted by the Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research at Georgia Southern University. Our theme focuses on “Regional Analysis in the Age of Populism,” and we will hear from great keynote speakers like Indeed’s Jed Kolko, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s John Neely, and Ohio State University’s Mark Partridge. David Altig at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will deliver the Keith Schwer national economic outlook.

The conference also features sessions as wide ranging as regional forecasting, economic resiliency, the vanishing Middle Class, and data visualization. As always, the AUBER Fall Conference will feature one of our famous field trips – this time the Georgia Ports Authority and Gulfstream Aerospace. After the field trip, dinner will be prepared by Chef Mac, the former chef for singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett.

Connect with economists, researchers, and communicators from all over the U.S. to discuss emerging topics in business, economics, and public policy.

2019 Keynote Speakers

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David E. Altig
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Jed Kolko

John J. Neely
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Mark Partridge
Ohio State University

Savannah: The Hostess City of the South

Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah Georgia. United States

Known as the “Hostess City of the South,” Savannah, Georgia, has a rich and colorful history dating back to 1733 when it was founded. With live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, the city is a center of art, period architecture, trendy shops, cuisine, and ghost stories. It is also the location for AUBER’s 2019 Fall Conference.

The conference will be held in the downtown Savannah landmark hotel, the DeSoto, in the heart of the historic district near the city’s iconic squares and parks, dozens of good restaurants and rooftop bars, and the riverfront.

About Our Conferences

AUBER’s annual conferences feature sessions on emerging topics in business, economics, and public policy and allow attendees to connect and network with economic research leaders from peer institutions. At the conferences, attendees hear about the latest research, projects, and studies that might be relevant in their own states.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research and communications strategies, meet new people, and discover new opportunities!