Meetings

 

 

The Association meets nine times per year, generally on the third Friday of each month excepting the summer break. In addition, a summer happy hour meeting and annual Holiday party are included. The Holiday party is for members and significant others only.

Please RSVP no later than NOON the WEDNESDAY prior to the meeting to confirm your attendance and the number and name of guests you will bring. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, if they are interested in the topic. Guest fees are $35 (except for $50 fee for Jan. meeting at Dallas Fed) and student guest fees are $25. Guest fees are payable to the DFW Association for Business Economics and can be given to the Treasurer at the meeting.

 

Upcoming Luncheon Meetings

All luncheons begin at 11:30am and end by 1:00pm, unless otherwise noted.

​January 17, 2020

 "State of the Economy and Outlook"

  • Dr. Robert Dye, Comerica Bank and Dr. Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

  • Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (2200 N Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201)

  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (plan to arrive by 11:15am-11:30am)

  • NOTE: Guest fees for this program are $50.
                Please RSVP by deadline and plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to get through security and bring government-issued ID.

To RSVP contact dabeemail@gmail.com or click below

 

Previous Meetings/Presentations

November 22, 2019 - "Unemployment and Inflation: Is There a Disconnect?" - Stan Suchman, BLS

October 18, 2019 - Forecast Competition Awards

September 20, 2019 - "Trump's Trade War" - Dr. James Lake, SMU

June 21, 2019 - "Global Economic Development"- Sarah Carabias-Rush, Dallas Regional Chamber

 

May 17, 2019 - "2019 Economic and Housing Outlook" - Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic

April 12, 2019 - "The Texas High Speed Train" - Rebecca Cowle, Texas Capital Partners

March 15, 2019 - "State of the Automotive Finance market" - Melinda Zabritski, Experian Automotive

February 19, 2019 - "Investment Risk: A Primer" - Gerry Davis, Lead Investment Analyst, AT&T

 

January 18, 2019 - State of the Economy and Outlook

Robert Dye - Two Stories, One Economy

Pia Orrenius - Regional Economy Strong, but Outlook Points to Slower Growth in 2019

November 16, 2018​ - Topic: Forecast Competition Results and Arthur A. Smith Student Awards Presentation

 

October 19, 2018 - "Housing Roundtable Discussion" - Moderator: Chuck Ehmann (RealPage)

 

September 12, 2018 - "US & TX Construction Spending, Labor and Materials Outlook" - Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America

August 23, 2018 - DABE Summer Happy Hour - Oak Highland Brewery

June 15, 2018 - "What would Dallas look like as a city of opportunity, affordability, and equitability look like and how do we get there?" - Patrick Kennedy, Partner-Space Between Design Studio, LLC

May 18, 2018 - "Your Grandfather’s Economics May Help Yours: Looking at the Details and Using Leading Barometers to Assess Business Cycle Turns" - Dr. Kevin Swift, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Vice President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

 

April 20, 2018 - "Why We'll Always Need Fossil Fuels" - Bud Weinstein, Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU

March 16, 2018 - "Cryptocurrency / Bitcoin": Dr. Gina Pieters, Assistant Professor at Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, and Research Fellow at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies

 

February 16, 2018 - "Key Trends in the US Economy, Industrial Sector and the Railroads": Sam Kyei, Chief Economist, BNSF 

 

January 26, 2018 - "State of the Economy & Outlook": Robert Dye and Mine Yucel @ FRB Dallas  

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November 17, 2017 - Arthur A. Smith Memorial Scholarship Awards and Forecasting Competition Results

 

October 20, 2017 -  Panel Discussion on "Dallas Occupational Employment & Workforce Needs" (no presentation)

     Moderator:

         Jerome Watters, Bureau of Labor Statistics

     Panelists:

  •          Laurie Bouillion Larrea, President, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

  •          Julie Wojciechowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  •          Nick Lalpuis, Dallas Regional Administrator for the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

 

September 15, 2017 -  "Transfer Pricing in a Post-BEPS World", Tracy Gomes, Managing Director, KPMG

 

June 16, 2017 - "Market Intelligence", Thomas Grooms, Founder of the Academy of Market Intelligence

 

May 19, 2017 - "Frisco Development Update", Jim Gandy, President, Frisco Economic Development Corporation

 

April 21, 2017 -  "Housing and Mortgage Market Outlook", Frank Nothaft, Senior VP, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

 

March 24, 2017 - "Introduction to Behavioral Economics", Tara L. Brown, Clinical Assistant Professor, UTA

 

February 17, 2017 - "The Pink Tax Really Is a Tax: An Analysis of Gender-based Tariff Differences", Lori L. Taylor, Associate Professor and Director of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M

 

January 27, 2017 - "State of the Economy & Outlook": Robert Dye and Mine Yucel @ FRB Dallas  

 

November 18, 2016 - "DFW 2017 Real Estate Outlook" and Forecast Competition results, Ron Witten, Witten Advisors & Walter Bialas, JLL

October 14, 2016 - "Brexit" - Mark Wynne, VP and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Dallas Fed

September 16, 2016 - "Texas Creative Arts" - Mike Carroll, Dir. of Economic Research Group at UNT

June 16, 2016 - "U.S. Economic Outlook" -  Daniel Bachman, Senior Manager, U.S. Economics, Deloitte Services

May 20, 2016 - "The USPTO and You: Partnering in Innovation and the Future " - Hope Shimabuku, Texas Regional Patent Office

April 15, 2016 - "Downtown Dallas 360" Kourtny Garrett, Downtown Dallas, Inc

March 25, 2016 - "The Generational Forces in the Workplace and Meet the Centennials – Gen Z." Valerie Pelan, President of Integrated Focus 

 

February 19, 2016 - "Data Science: The New Hybrid Discipline" - Dr. Tom Fomby, SMU

January 29, 2016 - "State of the Economy & Outlook": Robert Dye and Mine Yucel @ FRB Dallas  

November 19, 2015 - "DFW 2016 Real Estate Outlook" (Office - Walter Bialas) and (Apartments - Greg Willett

 

October 16, 2015 - "ExxonMobil Long-Term Energy Outlook" Todd Onderdonk, Senior Energy Advisor. ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Planning

September 18, 2015 - "The Fed, monetary policy, and the Fed’s changing role as First Responder in the next financial crisis", Dr. Harvey Rosenblum, SMU

June 19, 2015 - "Dallas as a Global Competitor" Karl Zavitkovsky, Director of the Office of Economic Development-City of Dallas

May 22, 2015 -   DABE Arthur A. Smith Scholarship Awards & Texas Business Outlook Survey, Emily Kerr, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

April 17, 2015 - "How Infrastructure Network Design Creates or Destroys Real Estate Value", Patrick Kennedy, Partner-Space Between Design Studio, LLC