Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Oklahoma City

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

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

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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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, Interim Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Stillwater, OK
9:15 a.m.
Hongbo Wang

Hongbo Wang

Do Salaries Affect Retention of Teachers in Public Schools?
How do teacher salaries compare across states? (Adjustments are made for differences in teacher characteristics, cost of living, natural amenity attractiveness and working conditions). What are the effects of salaries on teachers leaving public schools? These questions will be addressed in this timely session focused on education and teacher pay.
Hongbo Wang, Ph.D. student, Department of Economics and Legal Studies in

John Winters

John Winters

College Education, Regional Economic Benefits, and Impact of Public Policies
This session addresses important issues related to the college-educated workforce: 1) benefits to state and local economies of increasing the stock of college-educated workers; and 2) the impact of various public policies on increasing the stock of college educated workers.
John Winters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
10:00 a.m.
Deidre D. Myers

Deidre D. Myers

Oklahoma’s Career Pathways
Occupations in demand and the skills and requirements needed to be successful in today’s workforce are addressed in this session.
Deidre D. Myers, Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Workforce Development, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma City, OK
10:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Economic Forecast 2015
Chad Wilkerson

Chad Wilkerson

National Economic Conditions
Chad Wilkerson, Vice President, Branch Executive and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch

Dan Rickman

Dan Rickman

Oklahoma Economic Forecast
Dan Rickman, Regents Professor of Economics, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
11:45 a.m. Question and Answer Session
12:00 noon Adjourn

Underwriter | Fee: $750 (Gift: $450; Non-gift: $300)

  • Five 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: $500 (Gift: $320; Non-gift: $180)

  • Three registrations
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets
  • Name on conference materials and website

Booth Space | Fee: $175 (Non-gift: $60)

  • One registration
  • Opportunity to place materials in packets