AFLSE Houston: Discussion with Robert W. Gilmer on Oil Exploration and Production, and Construction

Please come out for this interesting discussion.

Robert (Bill) W. Gilmer, Director of the University of Houston Bauer Institute for Regional Forecasting will discuss Houston and the 9-county metro area - oil exploration and production, huge construction projects underway on the east side for petrochemicals and natural gas exports, space center, medical expansion. 
When: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:00pm
Where: Oak Room at the Stag's Head Pub
2128 Portsmouth Street
Houston, Texas 77098
Tel: 713-533-1195
There is no fee to attend this event, however, attendees are expected to purchase food and beverage.

Advance RSVP requested using the form to the right.

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About Robert (Bill) W. Gilmer
Bill Gilmer is Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting in the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. The Institute focuses on developments in the Houston business cycle, monitoring the effects on the Gulf Coast region of the national economy, energy and global expansion. It also conducts other economic studies of policy significance to the Houston area.

Before joining the Institute, Gilmer served for 23 years as a Senior Economist and Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He joined the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a senior economist in 1989, focusing on energy markets. He co-managed the 11th District’s regional economic analysis, and was editor of two of the bank’s regional publications. He was the officer in charge of the bank’s El Paso office from 2003-2012.

Dr. Gilmer holds an M.A. and a 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.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1989, Dr. Gilmer held the principal economic forecasting position on the staff of the Chief Economist at the Tennessee Valley Authority. He also worked as a research economist at the Institute for Energy Analysis in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and at the Institute for Defense Analysis in Arlington, Virginia.