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What Is in Store for the Big Bend Region? An Economic Outlook

October 29, 2014 Alpine, Texas

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, in partnership with the Department of Animal Science and the Department of Industrial Technology at Sul Ross State University.

Agenda

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
William L. “Bill” Kibler
President,
Sul Ross State University

Roberto Coronado
Assistant Vice President in Charge,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

8:15 a.m.

The U.S. Housing Market—Where Is It Heading?
Anthony Murphy

Senior Research Economist and Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:00 a.m.

Upgrading Mexico's Economy: What Is in Store for the Texas Border Region?
Roberto Coronado

Assistant Vice President in Charge and Senior Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

9:45 a.m.

Markets Key to Texas Water Availability
Keith Phillips

Research Officer and Senior Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

2014 Energy Market Update
Michael Plante

Senior Research Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

11:30 a.m.

Agricultural Economic Issues in Far West Texas
Logan Boswell

County Extension Agent,
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Rob Hogan | Presentation
Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist,
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

12:30 p.m.

Lunch/Keynote: How the FOMC Talks
Mark Wynne
Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Lupe Edens

Public Affairs Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch