Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville College of Business to Host Economic Forum and Luncheon March 6

KINGSVILLE - March 01, 2012

Contact: Julie Navejar
or 361-593-2590

The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will join with the City of Kingsville and the Kingsville Economic Development Council to host an Economic Forum and Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in room 219 ABC of the Memorial Student Union Building. The cost of the forum, sponsored by Kleberg Bank, is $12 which includes lunch. Advanced registration is required by calling 361-593-4856 or online at www.tamuk.edu/cba/economic_forum.

During the forum, a wide variety of economic information will be presented for this region. This project will be ongoing and will provide decision-makers with valuable tools for strategic planning. A survey is on the website listed above for registration. Responses will be used solely for the 2012 Kleberg County Economic Conditions Report.

The featured speakers at the Economic Forum will be Dr. Keith R. Phillips, senior economic and policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-San Antonio Branch, who will talk about An Overview of the Texas Economy; and Dr. Thomas Krueger, professor and director of faculty research for the College of Business Administration, who will talk about Economic Information on a Three-County Area with Narrow Focus on Kleberg County.

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 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 of A&M-Kingsville. He holds a DBA in finance from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Minnesota State University and a bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Prior to joining the faculty at A&M-Kingsville, he taught finance at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and 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 faculty research for A&M-Kingsville's College of Business Administration, 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 renowned publications as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance and International Business Research and Practices.

While at 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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