Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Economic forum brings local information to area residents

Memorial Student Union Building ballrooms - 02/12/13 - 02/12/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host their Second Annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.12, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. The forum is $12 per person and includes lunch. Advance registration is required by either visiting the forum website at www.tamuk.edu/cba and clicking on the blue link or by calling 361-593-4856.

An economic trends survey also is available at the forum website. Those who complete the survey prior to Thursday, Jan. 31, will have their answers compiled into the report given Feb. 12.

The featured speakers will be Dr. Keith Phillips, senior economic policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-San Antonio branch; and Dr. Thomas M. Krueger, finance professor and director of faculty research for the College of Business Administration.

Phillips will give an overview of the Texas economy, while Krueger will focus his comments on the economic condition of Kleberg County and the region. Results of the economic trends survey will be presented. 

About Dr. Keith R. Phillips

Phillips joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1984. His areas of concentration include regional economics and economic forecasting. He developed business cycle indexes for Texas and its major metro area which he uses to analyze business conditions for those regions.

 Phillips is a contributing member of the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Group where he has been the most accurate Texas forecaster for eight out of the past 13 years. His research and analysis have been covered in media including CNN, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and MSNBC.

In 1996, Phillips was transferred to the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in an effort to improve the regional economic coverage of the Dallas office and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community. He teaches courses in managerial economics and quantitative analysis in the Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He earned his doctorate in economics from Southern Methodist University and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and a bachelor’s degree in journalism in news/editorial from the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

About Dr. Thomas Krueger

Krueger is a professor in the accounting and finance department. He holds a DBA in finance from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Minnesota State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Prior to joining the faculty at A&M-Kingsville, he taught finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 

While at La Crosse, he was chair of the finance department and internship coordinator for the East Central European Scholarship Program, finding and directing the internship experience for 450 mid-level and higher managers from Eastern Europe. In 2010, he taught investments to members of the United States Army at Ft. McCoy.

As director of research, Krueger monitors and assists other faculty in their research efforts.  Over 60 refereed journal publications have been authored by him, including original  rigorous research leading to the identification of the famous “Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor.” His research has been found in such renowned publications as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance and International Business Research and Practices.

While at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he provided semi-annual reports on the performance of local companies, which were combined into a “7 Rivers Equity Index.” His presentation derives from this past experience.


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