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 associate 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.

Paycen Brouillette

Paycen Brouillette

Paycen Brouillette is a senior business economics major from St. Francisville, LA. Paycen is involved in the Louisiana Tech Student Government Association, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Student Recruiters, and the Student Advancement Team. He served as a member of the peer review board of the Economic Scholars Program hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and also contributed academic research to the program. Upon graduation in May 2022, Paycen plans to obtain a master’s degree in economics and pursue further economic research.

Contact Paycen at pmb024@latech.edu.

Amanda Wilder

Amanda Wilder

Amanda Wilder is a third-year accounting major with a minor in business economics from Texas. She is involved in the Student Government Association, Pre-Law Society, and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Amanda plans to graduate in Spring of 2022 and pursue a Masters in Accounting.

Contact Amanda at agw024@latech.edu.

Adam Quebedeaux

Adam Quebedeaux

Adam Quebedeaux is a fourth-year business economics major at Louisiana Tech University from New Orleans, LA. He is involved on campus with the University’s Air Force ROTC program. He plans to graduate in Spring of 2022, and after graduating, will move to Pensacola, FL to begin work in the Air Force.

Contact Adam at amq002@latech.edu.

Travis Corum

Travis Corum

Travis Corum is a third-year finance major from Pitkin, LA, and is involved on campus in the Beta Alpha Psi Honors Fraternity and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. He will also be a part of the Student Managed Investment Fund starting in the Fall of 2022. He plans to graduate in May of 2023, and after graduating, plans to pursue a career in portfolio management and analysis.

Contact Travis at tjc048@latech.edu.

Liam Moppert

Liam Moppert

Liam Moppert is a fourth-year business economics major with a minor in aerospace studies at Louisiana Tech University from Baton Rouge, LA. He is involved on campus with the University’s Air Force ROTC program and is a Combat Systems Officer select. He plans to graduate in Winter of 2023, and after graduating, will move to Pensacola, FL, to begin work in the Air Force.

Contact Liam at lrm030@latech.edu.

Team Members from Past Issues

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Colyn Sevario

Colyn Sevario

Bailey Catoire

Bailey Catoire

Joshua Whitlow

Joshua Whitlow

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