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.
*Webinars will begin at 12:00pm. Please plan to log into Webex a few minutes prior to ensure there are no technical difficulties.
June 19, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Danielle Zanzalari, University of Texas at Dallas
Topic: "The Impact of Asset Threshold Regulations on the Banking Industry"
July 17, 2020
Speaker: Sam Kyei, Chief Economist, SAK Economics
Topic: “Consumption, Manufacturing & the Supply Chain"
Location: Possible Webinar or Lawry’s
To RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click below
May 2020 - "Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through The Unfree World" - Dr. Robert Lawson, SMU
February 28, 2020 - "Ex-Im Bank" - Kelly Kemp, EIB North Texas
January 17, 2020 - State of the Economy and Outlook
Robert Dye - "A New Year and New Uncertainties"
Pia Orrenius - "Regional Economic Outlook: Conditions Good, Outlook Brightening"
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
November 16, 2018 - Topic: Forecast Competition Results and Arthur A. Smith Student Awards Presentation
October 19, 2018 - "Housing Roundtable Discussion" - Moderator: Chuck Ehmann (RealPage)
Paige Shipp (Metrostudy) - Single Family
Jeanette Rice (CBRE) - Multifamily
Taylor Gunn (RealPage) - Student Housing
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
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)
Jerome Watters, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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
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
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