January 21: Economics 2010: Up, Down or Sideways?

January 8, 2010

in Business,Events,Investing

2009 is gone with few regretting its departure. Will 2010 bring more of the same or is a solid recovery in the cards for the new year? What is the risk of slipping back into recession? How will the New Mexico economy fare in 2010?

Economists Arnold Baker of Sandia and Larry Waldman of the UNM BBER will share their insights and a local perspective on the trends that will influence the New Mexico, U.S. and global economies.

Date: Thursday, January 21
Time: 6 – 8 pm (Networking & hors d’oeuvres followed by presentation)
Venue: Prairie Star, 288 Prairie Star Rd, Bernalillo, NM
Directions: Google Map
Cost: $20 in advance (credit card payments); $25 at the door (cash and check only)

Featured Speakers

Dr. Arnold Baker, Chief Economist, Sandia National Laboratories
Arnold B. Baker is the Chief Economist of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a Deputy to the Senior Vice President and Deputy Laboratories Director for Integrated Technologies and Systems, and serves as principle political economic advisor. He is a Past President (2005) of the International Association for Energy Economics and former President of the United States Association (2002). He holds a BA in History and MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Prior to joining SNL in 1996 he served for 17 years at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), holding a number of challenging positions including Director of Political Economic Analysis, Director of Public Issues, Director of Energy Market Analysis, and Manager of Strategic Planning (ARCO Oil and Gas Company). His assignments included market analysis and scenario based planning, as well as chairing internal planning studies on the future of the oil, natural gas, coal and electricity industries. Prior to joining ARCO he served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs, and as a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He has written book chapters and articles on energy, economic policy and global change.

Dr. Larry Waldman, Senior Research Scientist, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)
Larry has been with BBER since 1988, where he has spent most of his time managing the FOR-UNM Economic Forecasting Service. He produces an economic forecast of the New Mexico economy each quarter, which is distributed to clients of the service. He also publishes an economic forecasting newsletter, The FOR-UNM Bulletin, which is available to the public on a subscription basis.

Larry writes four or five articles annually relating to the New Mexico economy for publication in New Mexico Business, Current Economic Report, the BBER monthly economic update newsletter. In addition, he also writes press releases, does numerous interviews for radio and TV, and makes a dozen or so personal appearances each year, explaining recent developments in and the outlook for the New Mexico economy, to professional, civic, and governmental audiences.

We look forward to seeing you at this interesting event that launches CVF’s 2010 program calendar..

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