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Moving Past the Pandemic: The Economic Outlook for Houston - Robert Gilmer, UH Economist

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Luncheon at Brennan's of Houston!

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Robert Gilmer
Director, UH Bauer Institute for Regional Forecasting
University of Houston

Bill Gilmer is Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting (IRF) at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. The Institute monitors the Houston and Gulf Coast business cycle, analyzing how oil markets, the national economy, and global expansion influence the regional economy. The IRF also conducts other economic studies of policy significance to the Houston area. Gilmer was appointed as an inaugural energy fellow of the University of Houston in 2015.

Before joining the Institute, Gilmer served the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 23 years, retiring from the bank as a Senior Economist and Vice President. He joined the Houston Branch of the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a senior economist in 1989, focusing on energy markets and regional growth.

Dr. Gilmer holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He was born in Amarillo, Texas, and grew up in El Paso where he earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.

The presentation will focus on the economic outlook for Houston in its ongoing recovery from the coronavirus and a serious cyclical downturn. The COVID downturn has been a strange mix of disastrous news on employment mixed with high levels of personal income and record spending on retail, autos, and housing. The latter was thanks to the stimulus packages, and it forces us to ask, "just how bad was this downturn"? The answer: "Bad, but not as bad as widely advertised". Even after the virus is well behind us, and the economy is growing steadily, there is continued bad news on oil. Investors are demanding a new financial model for oil, and it will mean a smaller oil industry in Houston, and slower long-term growth for the city.

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Society; Featured

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Start Time

10/27/2021 11:30 AM

End Time

10/27/2021 1:30 PM

City

Houston

State/Province

Texas

Event Country

 

Event Region

Americas

Location Info

​Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
Houston, Texas  77006

Speaker

Robert Gilmer, UH Economist

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1.0

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NA

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USD

Member Price

Free

Non-Member Price

$40

Candidate Price

$40

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Join Robert Gilmer, Director, UH Bauer Institute for Regional Forecasting, as he discusses the economic outlook for Houston in its ongoing recovery from the coronavirus and a serious cyclical downturn. The COVID downturn has been a strange mix of disastrous news on employment mixed with high levels of personal income and record spending on retail, autos, and housing. The latter was thanks to the stimulus packages, and it forces us to ask, "just how bad was this downturn"? The answer: "Bad, but not as bad as widely advertised". Even after the virus is well behind us, and the economy is growing steadily, there is continued bad news on oil. Investors are demanding a new financial model for oil, and it will mean a smaller oil industry in Houston, and slower long-term growth for the city.

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