Although the Texas economy has been gradually reopening, questions remain about the future of energy and the economic prospects for both the state and for Houston. At this webinar, Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals, hosted a conversation with Bill Gilmer, long-time Houston economist and director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, Brett Perlman, CEO and president of the Center for Houston’s Future, and Stephen Klineberg, the founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, about short- and long-term outlooks for Houston and Texas. Their discussion ranged from energy market considerations to fiscal challenges as the city and state start to recover from the combined oil market and Covid-19 shocks.
The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are available here.
3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A
Robert W. (Bill) Gilmer, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Regional Forecasting, University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business
Brett Perlman, J.D.
CEO and President, Center for Houston’s Future
Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Rice University
Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy and Minerals, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute