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2021 Virtual MITEF Economic Business Forecast

February 03, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting


2021 MITEF  Economic Business Forecast Program 


 February 3, 2021
 11:30 AM -1:00 PM (Central Time)

 Virtual Program
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Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas as we kick off 2021 with our annual Economic Business Forecast Program for the coming year!

With record debt in the U.S., a depressed Economy that wants to recover,  Covid running rampant but a vaccine on the way,  and a new President and administration, what does the new year hold? At this event, you will hear expert insights on both the Texas and National Economies. Our panelists will discuss GDP, oil prices, unemployment, interest rates, inflation, housing activity, and more.   Whether you're with an established business or a start-up, this is one event you won't want to miss.   The last 5 years this program has been sold out when it was held it at the Houston Federal Reserve Bank.  Because of Covid, the program this year will be virtual.    There will be no charge for attending this virtual meeting.  All you have to do is register to get the link.  Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the prepared presentations. 

Our distinguished panel of experts will be:

Bob Charlet, Publisher of the Houston Business Journal  -- Moderator
John Duca, Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Boyd Nash-Stacey, Senior Economist at BBVA Compass


$0 For Members of MITEF and  Guests of MITEF Members

$0 General Admission


Event Contact: Dale Wilkins ([email protected])
Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808




  BOB CHARLET, Moderator Publisher of the Houston Business Journal

Bob Charlet has been in the media business for 34 years. A native of New Orleans, he spent 17 years there in media leadership positions, including 10 years with the Times-Picayune. He spent seven years based in Los Angeles with global media company Canon Communications. He started his business journal career in Hawaii in 2008 with Pacific Business News and became market president and publisher of the Houston Business Journal in 2015


  JOHN V. DUCA, SpeakerVice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

John Duca is the Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics at Oberlin College where he teaches macroeconomics, money, and banking, and is a part-time Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where he conducts research in macroeconomics and finance. John has been with the Federal Reserve System for 35 years, the last 30 of which have been at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  He has given numerous briefings on the economy to the Bank’s president and board of directors. John has published more than 100 articles on money, credit, wages and housing in scholarly journals, books, and Bank publications. Much of this research analyzes how innovations have altered economic relationships relevant to the macroeconomy and monetary policy. From 1986 to 1991, John was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Board, where he briefed former chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker and other Fed policymakers. Prior to joining Oberlin in 2018, John was an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and was a part-time lecturer at the University of Maryland in 1990. He holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.



  Boyd Nash-Stacey, Speaker    Senior Economist at BBVA Compass

Boyd Nash-Stacey is a senior economist with BBVA Research in charge of U.S. macroeconomics analysis and economic scenarios. He joined the BBVA in 2011. His research has focused on the factors driving the slowing prime-age labor force participation, the impact that lower oil prices have on the regional economies, how financial inclusion and access to financial services impact local economies and how Millennials stack up against their generational cohorts. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Consensus Economics, Business Weekly, Business Insider, American Banker, and Texas Monthly.



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$0.00 Guest of MITEF Member

$0.00 General Admission