AUBER Fall Conference 2020
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.
View the presentations from the 2020 Fall Online Conference here.
AUBER Fall Conference 2019
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.
The 72nd Annual Fall Conference was held in Savannah, Georgia, from October 12-15, 2019 and hosted by the Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research at Georgia Southern University.
View the 2019 Fall Conference program here.
2019 Keynote Speakers and Sessions
The 2019 Fall Conference featured keynote speakers David E. Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed; John J. Neely, III, Vice President, Law and Public Affairs, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; and Mark Partridge, Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy, Ohio State University.
AUBER Fall Conference 2018
Mountains of Data: Exploring the Next Generation of Regional Research
In a world where we are creating almost 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, Big Data, real-time data, and data analytics influence everything from consumer trends to enterprise operations. And, as economists and researchers, we often find ourselves sorting through and analyzing mountains of data to help inform community members, business leaders, and policymakers. The 2018 conference discussed all of these topics and more. It was held from October 13–16, 2018, and was hosted by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.
View the 2018 AUBER Fall Conference program here.
2018 Keynote Speakers and Sessions
The 2018 Fall Conference featured great keynote speakers like Google’s Qing Wu, the Urban Institute’s Jonathan Schwabish, Wells Fargo’s John Silvia, Chapman University’s Joel Kotkin, and Annetta Wilson, the president of Annetta Wilson Training and Success Coaching . The conference also included a variety of sessions highlighting cutting-edge research.