REAL Report

Regional Economic Analysis of Louisiana (REAL) Report

The Regional Economic Analysis of Louisiana (REAL) Report is a quarterly publication designed to provide insight into recent economic developments in Louisiana. It is produced by faculty and students within Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business for the state of Louisiana and our region of the South. 

Real Report CoverThis report is compiled by undergraduate economics majors in partial fulfillment of their Regional Economic Analysis course (ECON 425). Economics students from the College of Business specifically provide strong analytical and critical thinking skills to a growing North Louisiana region. Undergraduate economics majors, as they progress through their degree program, not only learn economic intuition and modeling skills, but also data science and statistics. 

The REAL Report includes detailed analysis on labor market movements, major state-wide industries, and income and output at the state level. It also provides forecasting of major state-wide economic indicators, and includes summary regional economic impact analyses. It highlights the state of the Louisiana economy as it is today in context with the past. Additionally, it indicates areas of opportunity in the state. 

 

 

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Meet the Team

Dr. Patrick Scott

Dr. Patrick Scott

Dr. Patrick Scott is an assistant professor of economics. He teaches macroeconomics, monetary theory, and research methods at Louisiana Tech University. His research interests include optimal monetary policy models, dynamic general equilibrium models, time series forecasting, and Bayesian econometrics.

Contact Patrick at pscott@latech.edu.

Joshua Whitlow

Joshua Whitlow

Joshua Whitlow is a junior finance major from Converse, Louisiana. He has interests in economics, politics, and foreign culture. He plans to graduate in May 2022.

Contact Joshua at jww024@latech.edu.

Bailey Catoire

Bailey Catoire

Bailey Catoire is a senior finance major at Louisiana Tech University from Prairieville, LA. After acquiring his associate’s degree in high school, he spent his years at Tech studying and working as a Senior Residential Assistant. After finishing his bachelors, he plans to continue his studies at Louisiana Tech to acquire his MBA.

Contact Bailey at bjc050@latech.edu.

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller is a third-year business economics major at Louisiana Tech University from Mandeville, LA. Aside from economic research, Patrick is involved in the Student Government Association as a class senator, and is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He currently serves on the Review Board for the Economic Scholars Program with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and plans to graduate in 2022.

Contact Patrick at ptm012@latech.edu.

Colyn Sevario

Colyn Sevario

Colyn Sevario is a third-year business economics student involved on campus in Student Government Association, Student Recruiters, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Colyn plans to graduate with his undergraduate degree in the Winter of 2022. He is concurrently enrolled pursuing his master’s degree in business administration, which he will graduate with in the Summer of 2022.

Contact Colyn at cms106@latech.edu.

Team Members from Past Issues

John Blackwell

John Blackwell

Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi

Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi

Levi Holder

Levi Holder

Quentin Jones

Quentin Jones

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

Ddon Nguyen

Ddon Nguyen

Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson