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:


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:

Event or Registration Link:

Wednesday3/21/20186:00 PM - 7:30 PMMSACCY and CAP Meet & Greet
Wednesday3/21/20185:30 PM - 7:00 PMProgram for Excellence in Selling Info Session
Thursday3/22/20186:00 PM - 8:00 PMBauer MBA/ MS information session
Friday3/23/20182:00 PM - 3:00 PMSuccessful STAT 3331 Student Panel
Tuesday3/27/20189:30 AM - 12:30 PMEdison Middle School visits UH
Wednesday3/28/20189:30 AM - 12:30 PMEdison Middle School visits UH
Tuesday4/3/20181:30 PM - 4:30 PMMSACCY Semester Social
Wednesday4/4/201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMBauer MBA Webinar: Hear from a Student
Thursday4/5/20186:00 PM - 7:30 PMCPA Application of Intent Workshop
Thursday4/5/20183:00 PM - 6:00 PMProgram for Excellence in Selling Career Fair
Thursday4/5/20184:30 PM - 8:00 PMSample Executive MBA Class
Thursday4/12/20186:30 PM - 8:00 PMMSACCY and CAP Meet & Greet
Friday4/13/20185:30 PM - 8:00 PMBauer 4th Annual Women on the Rise
Sunday4/15/2018Program for Excellence in Selling Application Deadline
Wednesday4/18/20186:00 PM - 8:00 PMWomen Pursuing Graduate Business Education
Friday4/20/20188:30 AM - 2:00 PMBauer MBA and MS Open House
Wednesday4/25/20184:00 PM - 6:00 PMCountdown to Commencement
Wednesday4/25/201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMSACCY & CAP Webinar
Thursday5/10/20186:00 PM - 9:00 PMBauer College Commencement Ceremony
Saturday5/19/201811:00 AM - 12:30 PMMSACCY & CAP Coffee Chat
Saturday5/19/20188:00 AM - 1:00 PM2018 ACAP Interviews
Wednesday5/23/201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMMSACCY & CAP Webinar
Saturday7/14/201812:00 PM - 3:00 PMMSACCY & CAP Tips for Success
Wednesday8/15/20188:30 AM - 7:00 PMPPA Language of Business Orientation
Thursday8/16/20185:30 PM - 8:30 PMMSACCY & CAP Tips for Success

Need to add an event to the Bauer Calendar?

Office of Communications
About Us
Meet the Team
Project Requests
Project Showcase
Faculty & Staff Resources
The Bauer Redesign
Social Media
Media Mentions
Bauer Business Focus
Bauer Blogs
Contact Us
Communications Directory
Faculty Experts
Share Your Story

Invest in Bauer

Contact Us

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

Jessica Navarro
Executive Director, Communications
(Email preferred)

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

See Also