Saturday, October 12

9:45am-noon Workshop "Building a Regional CGE Model In The United States: An Example For New Jersey In 2010", Presented by Maria Teresa Alverez-Martinez & Micheal L. Lahr, Rutgers University
1:00pm-4:00 AUBER Board of Directors Meeting
6:30-8:00 Welcome Reception

Sunday, October 13

8:00-9:15 Breakfast | Welcome
Keynote Address: "CGE modeling and its alternatives in regional economic and policy analysis," Marke Partridge, Ohio State University
Session 1: Session 2: Session 3:
9:30-10:45 State Issues in Implementing the Affordable Care Act
Chair: Lee Reynis, University of New Mexico

  • Joseph VanNessen, University of South Carolina “Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina: The Economic
    Impact of the Affordable Care Act”
  • Terry Rephann, University of Virginia "Economic Impacts of Health Care Reform on Virginia”
  • Lee Reynis, University of New Mexico "The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Medicaid
    Expansion in New Mexico"
Starting an AUBER Research Center
Tom Potiowsky, Portland State University, Chair

  • Ben Blair, Columbus State University
  • Tom Potiowsky, Portland State University
  • Sean Snaith, University of Central Florida
Meeting the Geographic Challenge - Maps and Data
Jeremy Hill, Wichita State University,

  • Martin Roddy, University of West Florida, HAAS Center - Tableau
  • Jeremy Hill, Wichita State University - Business Analyst Online
  • Inderpreet (Sunny) Farmahan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
10:45-11:00 Break
Session 4: Session 5: Session 6:
11:00-12:15 IMPLAN Methodologies in Action
Hart Hodges, Western Washington University, Chair

Research Papers I
Brian Points, EMSI, Chair


Online Economic Indicator Offerings: Goals and ChallengesMaile L. Nadelhoffer, University of Arizona, Chair

  • Justin Duncan, Northern Kentucky University
  • Jay Kemp Smith, Leading Market Technologies
  • Carl Bonham, University of Hawaii
  • Christopher McCarty, University of Florida
12:30-2:00 Lunch
Keynote Address- "Innovative Transportation Finance," Sue Gander, National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices
Session 7: Session 8: Session 9:



Open Data: What is it? Who’s using it? And How?
Valorie Rice, University of Arizona, Chair


  • Tom Lee, Sunlight Foundation
  • Carol Rogers, Indiana University
Leading and Concurrent Economic Indicators
Jeremy Hill, Wichita State University, Chair


Human Capital at the State and Local Level
George Hammond, University of Arizona, Chair


3:30-3:45 Break
Session 10: Session 11: Session 12:
3:15-4:30 Economic Forecast Methods and Fiscal Analysis
Jim Kleckley, East Carolina University, Chair


Explaining the Unexplainable : Roundtable Discussion for AUBER Research Communicators
Carol Rogers, Chair


  • Thale Dillon, University of Montana - Kids Count
  • Victoria Meldrum, Ball State University
  • Jerry Conover, Indiana University
Research Papers II
Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chair


6:30 Dinner
9:30pm-11:30 Hospitality Suite

Monday, October 14

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
AUBER Awards
Janet Harrah, Past President, AUBER
Session 13: Session 14: Session 15:
9:30-10:45 Member Research for Policy Practitioners
Jennifer Shand, Virginia Tech University, Chair


What is the State of the Art in Data Visualizations?
Sally Govan, Chair


  • Ben Trevino, University of Hawaii, UHERO - Code (d3)
  • Martin Roddy, University of West Florida, HAAS Center - Weave (open source), R
  • Brian Lewandowski, University of Colorado
State Health Sector Research
Jeff Rexhausen, University of Cincinnati, Chair Presentation


10:15-10:30 Break
Session 16: Session 17: Session 18:
11:00-12:15 Environmental Issues
Murat Arik, Middle Tennessee University, Chair


Seeking Funding From Federal Agencies and Major Non-Profits
Jerry Conover, Indiana University, Chair


  • Jerry Conover, Indiana University
  • Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pat Barkey, University of Montana, Presentation
The AUBER Website: How Can We Use It Effectively to the Advantage of Our Members and Our Public?
Maile Nadelhoffer, Chair


  • Maile Nadelhoffer, University of Arizona
  • Carol Rogers, Indiana University
11:45-1:15 Lunch
Keynote Address- “U.S. Economic Outlook″
David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:45-9:00 Half-Island Sight Seeing Tour

  • Bus Trip to Colonial Williamsburg
  • on Your Own in Colonial Williamsburg
  • Dinner and Entertainment, Colonial Williamsburg
  • Return Bus Trip From Colonial Williamsburg
9:30-11:30 Hospitality Suite

Tuesday, October 15

8:00am-9:30 Breakfast, Annual Business Meeting, Jim Kleckley, President, AUBER,
Membership Report, Lorena Akioka, Vice President, AUBER and
Report on Member Survey, Paul Polzin, University of Montana
Session 19: Session 20: Session 21:

Analysis of Tax Policy Changes I

Alberta Charney, University of Arizona, Chair


Presentations from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Jim Zavrel, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis., Chair


  • James Zavrel, BEA – The Results of the 2013 Comprehensive Revison to State Personal Income
  • Ian Mead, Regional Product Division, BEA – Regional Statistical Initiatives at the BEA
  • Joel Platt, Associate Director, Regional Programs, BEA – Update on BEA’s Budget – Impact on Regional Statistics
Research Papers III
Jim Kurre, Penn State University – Erie, Chair


10:45-11:00 Break
Session 22: Session 23 Session 24:
11:00-12:15 Analysis of Tax Policy Changes II
Michael Hicks, Ball State University, Chair


New BLS Products and Research in BLS Surveys and Census
John Wohlford, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chair

  • David Talan, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "Sub-State Business Employment Dynamics Data"
  • David Hiles, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "Using QCEW data to Aid in Assessment of Storm-Related Job Losses"
  • John Wohlford, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "The JOLTS Database as a Leading Economic Indicator"

Planning for the 2014 Fall Conference
Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia, Chair

  • Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, AUBER’s Incoming President
  • Tom Potiowsky, Portland State University, Host of the 2014 Conference in Portland, Oregon

    All AUBER members with ideas for topics for conference sessions

    12:15 Conference Adjournment