Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Oklahoma City

Metro Technology Centers at Springlake Campus | 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City

The OSU Center for Applied Economic Research and Spears School of Business invites you to attend the 2016 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference. OSU economists Dan Rickman and Hongbo Wang will be joined by Jim Huntzinger of the Bank of Oklahoma, Matt Hendricks of the University of Tulsa, and State Treasurer Ken Miller. Included will be presentations on national, state, and local economic conditions and policies, and prospects for the future.

Presented by the Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Spears School of Business Center for Applied Economic Research
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Spears School of Business Center for Executive and Professional Development

 

Sponsorship Information

Underwriter | Fee: $500 (Gift: $255; Non-gift: $245)

  • Two registrations
  • Prominent display of organization’s name and logo on all materials and conference website
  • Booth space
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets
  • Link to website from conference website

Sponsor | Fee: Fee: $250 (Gift: $190; Non-gift: $60)

  • One registration
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets
  • Name on conference materials and website

Booth Space | Fee: $125 (Gift $65; Non-gift: $60)

  • One registration
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets

 

Conference Agenda

2016 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Introductions and Welcome
Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair and Richard W. Poole Professor, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Marcie Mack, Ed.D., State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Stillwater, OK
9:15 a.m. State of Oklahoma County Employment ForecastsHongbo Wang

Forecasts of total nonfarm employment are presented for all Oklahoma counties for 2016-2025. Patterns in recent county employment trends and forecasts of employment growth are highlighted. Energy dependence, natural amenity attractiveness and cyclical dependence on the U.S. economy are dimensions explored.

Hongbo Wang, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Applied Economic Research, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
9:30 a.m. National and State Economic Forecasts
National Economic Forecast
Jim Huntzinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Oklahoma Financial Corporation, Tulsa, OK


Oklahoma Economic Forecast
Forecasts of major economic variables for Oklahoma will be presented. Variables forecast include employment, income, output, population, and unemployment. Forecasts for 2016 and years beyond will be included. A focal point of the presentation will be the expected trajectory of Oklahoma’s energy industry.
Dan Rickman, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Economics, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Question and Answer Session

10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Teacher Salaries and the Teacher Workforce in Oklahoma
This session summarizes key empirical facts regarding teacher salaries in Oklahoma focusing on three areas of inquiry.

1. Teacher salaries in Oklahoma are compared both to teacher salaries in Texas and to salaries that exist for similar workers in Oklahoma’s private sector.
2. A summary is provided of teacher turnover and hiring rates within Oklahoma, highlighting changes in these rates that have occurred over time and differences that exist across school locales and income levels.
3. Discussion is included on the likely effects of various changes in teacher salaries on the composition and productivity of the teacher workforce in Oklahoma.

Matt Hendricks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

11:15 a.m. State of Oklahoma Budget: The Recurring Problem of Nonrecurring Revenue

A review of current state budget and economic trends, examine the growing problem of using nonrecurring revenue sources to fund recurring expenses in the state budget, the funded status of core government services, and the need to responsibly manage recurring revenue streams.

Ken Miller, Ph.D.,Oklahoma State Treasurer, Oklahoma City, OK

Question and Answer Session

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

For additional information Contact:

Kelle Scott, Program Coordinator, Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Toll free: 866-678-3933
Telephone: 405-744-5208
cepd@okstate.edu.