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Webinar — In the Recovery Room: How the Houston and Texas Energy and Economic Revival Will Fare

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.

This event was sponsored by the Center for Energy Studies. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.

The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are available here. 


3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

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



Fri, June 19, 2020
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar