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2020 Fall Conference

AUBER Fall Conference 2020

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View the presentations from the 2020 Fall Online Conference here.

Thanks for joining us online for our 73rd Annual Fall Conference! The conference featured two great keynote speakers – Abigail Wozniak, Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute, and David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – and several panel discussions focusing on Covid-19 and the economic impacts on our economy.

The first panel discussion featured Michael Hicks, Director at Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research; Fred Treyz, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist at REMI; and Stephen Miller, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The second panel centered on federal statistics and Covid-19 and featured Andrew Hait, Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau, and Michael Dalton, Research Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statics.

Also included in the conference were an AUBER business meeting and a publications awards ceremony.

Fall Online Conference Schedule – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern

11:00 – Introduction: AUBER President Patrick Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana

11:05 – Keynote Speaker Introduction: Juliette Tennert, Senior Economist at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah

Keynote Address: Abigail Wozniak, Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute

11:40 – Keith Schwer Keynote Speaker Introduction: Richard L. Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Keith Schwer Keynote Address: David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

12:15 – Break

12:30 – Panel Discussion: How has COVID Affected Our Economy? 
Michael Hicks, Director at Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research; Fred Treyz, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist at REMI; and Stephen Miller, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Panel Moderator – John Deskins, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University.

1:30 – Panel Discussion: Federal Statistics and Covid-19, Andrew Hait, Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau and Michael Dalton, Research Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Panel Moderator – Timothy Slaper, Research Director, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

2:30 – Business Meeting and Publications Awards

3:00   Close

3:00  Networking Reception hosted by the Center for Economic and Business Research at Western Washington University

2020 Keynote Speakers

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Abigail Wozniak
Director of the Opportunity &
Inclusive Growth Institute
Federal Reserve Bank
of Minneapolis and Senior Research Economist

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David Altig
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

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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!