News Center | Office of Communications

Bauer Events

Need to add an event to the Bauer Calendar?

Institute for Regional Forecasting Spring 2014 Symposium

  • Date: 5/22/2014
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana, Houston, Texas
  • Fee: $90/seat until April 18 $110/seat after April 18 $925/table of 10 seats
  • Contact: Patsy Woods
  • Email: pwoods@uh.edu

Details:

Dr. Robert W. "Bill" Gilmer, Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting will present: "While Upstream Oil Cools Down, What Drives Houston's Economy Forward Now?" For a decade the formula for Houston's growth has been simple: oil priced at $100 per barrel and a revolution in drilling technology allowed the local economy to ride the back of the greatest domestic oil boom ever experienced. While oil-field activity continues at very high levels, E&P spending has pulled back from the extraordinary 20 percent per year pace of 2002-2012, and is projected to grow at much slower rates in the years to come. The collapse of natural gas-directed drilling in late 2011 has left the rig count down by over 10 percent, and it will be several years before growing demand for natural gas from exports, utilities, and petrochemical can bring them back on line. Newly revised data on Houston's employment confirm that a slowdown in local job growth began in mid-2013. As we forecast over a year ago, employment slowed from the extraordinary 4.0-plus percent growth rate of 2012, to a still-solid 76,000 jobs and 2.8 percent. Going forward, can Houston keep the growth rate above its long-term trend growth of 2.2 percent? The revised data also confirm the role of energy in the pullback. Job growth in oil production, oil services, machinery, and manufacturing that were growing at 15 percent annual rates in late 2011, has pulled back to 2 to 4 percent. As we reassess the outlook, there are two key questions. First, how dependent are we on the upstream today. Concerns about diversification have been more or less shelved while oil and gas carried the economy so well. Second, where do we turn to fill in the gap left by the upstream? There are solid prospects: a major expansion of refining and chemical construction on the east side, a rapidly healing U.S. economy, and even old friends like the Johnson Space Center and Texas Medical Center. We will pull all this together to reassess Houston's job growth in 2014 and beyond. To register: https://www.bauer.uh.edu/IRFRegistration/

Event Link:

http://www.bauer.uh.edu/centers/irf/

DayDateTimeEvent
Monday11/24/20146:00 pm to 7:00 pmMedline Info Session - Associate Sales Rep Program
Tuesday11/25/201411:00am-2:00pmFinancial Mentors of America Information Session
Thursday12/4/20144 - 6pmCountdown to Commencement
Thursday12/4/20146:00pm-8:00pmELASP Ugly Holiday Sweater Shindig!
Wednesday12/10/20145:30pm - 6:30pmELASP Alumni Reunion with the Dean
Friday12/12/20146:00 pmFall 2014 MBA/MS Finance Graduation Dinner
Tuesday1/6/20151:30pm - 4:30pmInternship Mixer
Thursday1/8/20156:30pm-8pmCAP & MSACCY Information Session
Wednesday1/14/20156 - 8 PMBauer MBA Information Session
Thursday1/22/20155:30 p.m.Bauer College Presents: David Williams
Friday2/6/20152:00 pm - 4:00 pmSupply Chain Management Mixer
Monday2/9/20156:30pm-8pmCAP & MSACCY Information Session
Tuesday2/10/20155:30-7 pmUH Energy 2014-1015 Energy Symposium Series
Friday2/27/201512PM-4PMSpring 2015 Business Career Fair
Monday3/23/20156:30pm-8pmCAP & MSACCY Information Session
Tuesday3/31/20155:30-7 pmUH Energy 2014-1015 Energy Symposium Series
Thursday4/16/20156:30pm-8pmCAP & MSACCY Information Session

Need to add an event to the Bauer Calendar?

Home
Events
Media Mentions
Bauer Blogs
Social Media
Publications
Advertising
Office of Communications
About Us
Meet the Team
Project Requests
Bauer Brand Review
Faculty & Staff Resources
The Bauer Redesign
Contact Us
Communications Directory
Faculty Experts
Share Your Story
Contact Us

For direct media inquiries and to interview a faculty expert, contact:

Jessica Navarro
Director, Communications
713-743-4348
jnavarro@bauer.uh.edu

Danielle Ponder
Media Relations Representative
713-743-4334
dnponder@uh.edu


Office of Communications
Melcher Hall Room 320G
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6021


See Also