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2008 LEARN Conference - September 18-19, 2008

Agenda

Location: New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Agenda

Location: New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Thursday, September 18
Noon

Buffet Lunch – Fourth Floor Dining Room
Welcome Remarks
Pat Barron, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, FRB Atlanta

1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 18
Noon

Buffet Lunch – Fourth Floor Dining Room
Welcome Remarks
Pat Barron, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, FRB Atlanta

1:00 p.m.

Panel I: Unique Datasets – Conference Room B
Moderator: Michael Chriszt, Assistant Vice President, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Samuel Addy, University of Alabama [Presentation PDF logo]
Christopher McCarty, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
Donald Sabbarese, Kennesaw State University [Presentation PDF logo]
Paul Mason, North Florida University [Presentation PDF logo]
Darrin Webb, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning [Presentation PDF logo]
Michael Toma, Armstrong Atlantic University [Presentation PDF logo]

3:30

Panel II: Economic Outlooks
Moderator: John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Dek Terrell, Louisiana State University
Philip Pepper, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Samuel Addy, University of Alabama [Presentation PDF logo]
Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida [Presentation PDF logo]

5:30

Reception and Dinner – Dining Room
Presentation
"The Role of Regional Economic Information in Monetary Policy"
Dennis Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, FRB Atlanta

Friday, September 19
8:30

Panel III: Economic Research Activities: Housing – Conference Room B
Moderator: Tom Cunningham, Vice President and Associate Director of Research, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Stacy Sirmans, Center for Real Estate Education and Research (Florida State University) [Presentation PDF logo]
Wayne R. Archer, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
David Penn, Middle Tennessee State University [Presentation PDF logo]
Grayson Glaze, Alabama Center for Real Estate [Presentation PDF logo]

10:30

Panel IV: Economic Research Activities: Rural Issues & Poverty
Moderator: John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Joe A. Sumners, Auburn University [Presentation PDF logo]
Phyllis Isley, Georgia Southern University [Presentation PDF logo]
Marianne Hill, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning [Presentation PDF logo]

Noon

Lunch – Dining Room
Presentation
"New Orleans: Three Years After Katrina"
Speaker: Timothy P. Ryan, Chancellor of the University of New Orleans

1:30 p.m.

Panel V: Economic Research Activities: Migration and Immigration – Conference Room B
Moderator: David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Stan Smith, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
Julie Hotchkiss, Research Economist, FRB Atlanta [Presentation PDF logo]

2:30

Open Discussion: Next Steps for LEARN
Moderator: Michael Chriszt, Assistant Vice President, FRB Atlanta

3:00 Closing Remarks
David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, FRB Atlanta

Panel I: Unique Datasets – Conference Room B
Moderator: Michael Chriszt, Assistant Vice President, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Samuel Addy, University of Alabama [Presentation PDF logo]
Christopher McCarty, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
Donald Sabbarese, Kennesaw State University [Presentation PDF logo]
Paul Mason, North Florida University [Presentation PDF logo]
Darrin Webb, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning [Presentation PDF logo]
Michael Toma, Armstrong Atlantic University [Presentation PDF logo]

3:30

Panel II: Economic Outlooks
Moderator: John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Dek Terrell, Louisiana State University
Philip Pepper, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Samuel Addy, University of Alabama [Presentation PDF logo]
Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida [Presentation PDF logo]

5:30

Reception and Dinner – Dining Room
Presentation
"The Role of Regional Economic Information in Monetary Policy"
Dennis Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, FRB Atlanta

Friday, September 19 8:30

Panel III: Economic Research Activities: Housing – Conference Room B
Moderator: Tom Cunningham, Vice President and Associate Director of Research, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Stacy Sirmans, Center for Real Estate Education and Research (Florida State University) [Presentation PDF logo]
Wayne R. Archer, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
David Penn, Middle Tennessee State University [Presentation PDF logo]
Grayson Glaze, Alabama Center for Real Estate [Presentation PDF logo]

10:30

Panel IV: Economic Research Activities: Rural Issues & Poverty
Moderator: John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Joe A. Sumners, Auburn University [Presentation PDF logo]
Phyllis Isley, Georgia Southern University [Presentation PDF logo]
Marianne Hill, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning [Presentation PDF logo]

Noon

Lunch – Dining Room
Presentation
"New Orleans: Three Years After Katrina"
Speaker: Timothy P. Ryan, Chancellor of the University of New Orleans

1:30 p.m.

Panel V: Economic Research Activities: Migration and Immigration – Conference Room B
Moderator: David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, FRB Atlanta

Presenters:
Stan Smith, University of Florida [Presentation PDF logo]
Julie Hotchkiss, Research Economist, FRB Atlanta [Presentation PDF logo]

2:30

Open Discussion: Next Steps for LEARN
Moderator: Michael Chriszt, Assistant Vice President, FRB Atlanta

3:00 Closing Remarks
David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, FRB Atlanta