Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference

By , September 21, 2009 12:00 PM

2013 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 10:00 AM  to 1:15 PM

Many thanks to all the attendees and participants at the 2013 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference. 

Presentation notes are available at the links below:

     Dr. David Altig:  National Economic Outlook

     Dr. Michael Pakko:  Arkansas Economic Outlook

     Dr. Bert Greenwalt:  Agribusiness Trends, Issues, and Challenges


The Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference is scheduled for November 6, 2013.  This year we’ll be returning to the Great Hall at the Clinton Presidential Center.

This year’s national economic outlook will be presented by Dr. David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  The Arkansas forecast will be presented by Dr. Michael Pakko, Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster for the Institute for Economic Advancement.  The featured luncheon speaker will be Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Arkansas State University.

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Arkansas Business Publishing Group

Speaker biographies:

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department. He also serves as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees. He leads the Atlanta Fed’s macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.  Dr. Altig also serves as an adjunct professor of economics in the graduate school of business at the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Altig served as vice president and associate director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He joined the Cleveland Fed in 1991 as an economist before being promoted in 1997. Before joining the Cleveland Fed, Dr. Altig was a faculty member in the department of business economics and public policy at Indiana University. He also has lectured at Ohio State University, Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Duke University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, and the University of Iowa, and in the Chinese Executive MBA program sponsored by the University of Minnesota and Lingnan College of Sun Yat-Sen University. Dr. Altig’s research is primarily focused on monetary and fiscal policy issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, and he has served as editor for several conference volumes on a wide range of macroeconomic and monetary-economic topics.

Dr. Altig was born in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 10, 1956. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Brown University.  He and his wife Pam have four children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Bert Greenwalt:  A native of Hazen, Arkansas, Dr. Greenwalt is an alumnus of the ASU College of Agriculture and joined the faculty full-time in 1991. He currently directs the annual ASU Agribusiness Conference and co-advises the ASU Agribusiness Club. Dr. Greenwalt received the ASU Faculty Award for Professional Service in 1995, and the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Agribusiness Award in 1999.  During 1999-2004, Dr. Greenwalt served two terms as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Currently he is a member of the bank’s Agribusiness Council.  Dr. Greenwalt is a partner in his family’s farm at Hazen which produces rice, soybeans, and winter wheat.

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