Economic Forecast Conference Scheduled for Oct. 8

Sept. 28, 1998

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- The 1999 Economic Forecast Conference sponsored by Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business and Waco Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Waco Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. program will feature seven speakers who will address economic strategies for the coming year. They include Dr. Steven L. Green, professor of economics, who will discuss the national and Texas economic forecast; Dr. Thomas M. Kelly, professor of economics and director of Baylor's Center for Business and Economic Research, who will give the Central Texas forecast; and Dr. Lori Taylor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who will speak on "The Asian Currency Crisis and the Texas Economy."

A survey of consumer intentions will be presented by Rountree Oldsmobile-Cadillac-Mitsubishi executive Gordon Rountree, Jr., and the Central Texas business leaders' survey will be given by Mike Reeser, president of Compass Bank.

Also, Dr. William R. Reichenstein, the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Professor of Investment Management, will discuss "IRA Conversion and Taxes: Stock Market Prospects." Louie Englander, chairman of the Waco Chamber of Commerce board of directors, also will be among the program participants.

For reservation information, call Susan Armstrong at Baylor's department of economics at (254) 710-6177.

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