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The Two-Handed Economist

Harry Truman famously said he wanted a one-handed economist—one who wouldn’t constantly alternate between “on one hand . . .” and “on the other hand . . .”. It is certainly true that we economists are a group that is very insistent on weighing both costs and benefits of any particular decision. In our field, […]Read More

Dallas 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Ray Niekamp Although Hurricane Harvey did not hit North Texas, its effects were still felt in the Dallas-area economy. But Mine Yücel, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, thinks the economic impact of the storm will be short-lived. She forecasts the state’s economy will grow 2.5 to 3 percent this […]Read More

Dallas – 2017 Economic Forecast: Resiliant

By Dacia Rivers Photography by Shannon Drawe               Moderator Dennis McCuistion, a clinical professor at the University of Texas Dallas and host of KERA-TV’s McCuistion Report, welcomed attendees to the 2017 Economic Forecast event in Dallas, where a panel of speakers offered insights into the current state of their respective industries and gave their predictions […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: Houston

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: Dallas

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

The Skills Gap in Texas

THREE STEPS CEOS CAN TAKE TO CLOSE THE GAP By Amy Holloway Texas has been an economic juggernaut during the past decade. Between 2004 and 2013, the Lone Star state was responsible for one out of every three jobs created in the US. Perhaps even more impressively, Texas avoided critical shortages of workers despite its […]Read More

Texas Tomorrow

WHERE WILL WE BE IN 2065? By Jon Roberts In 1994, the human population of Texas exceeded that of cattle for the first time in the state’s history. As milestones go, this was marked by little fanfare, yet it’s definitely worth noting. Why? One interpretation is that this signaled the move away from natural resources […]Read More

Aligning Texas’ Tax System With Our Modern Economy

A PRIMER ON TAX POLICY FOR THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION By Chelsea McCullough No one likes to talk taxes. Fewer like to talk about legislative policy. But almost everyone likes to talk about innovation and the incredible advancements we are experiencing at the hand of technology. So how do we bridge the gap between these […]Read More