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.
This 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 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.
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Levi Holder is a senior business economics major from Bossier City, LA. During his time at Tech he has been a refounding member and President of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, an Orientation Student Leader, Junior Class Senator on SGA, and director of Tech Leadership Council. He plans to attend Law School following this year.
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Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi
Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi is a junior at Louisiana Tech University where he is majoring in economics. He is a member of the African Student Association. Marc is from Ivory Coast and plans to pursue a Ph.d. in economics after his graduation in August 2021.
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Quentin Jones is a senior economics major from Baton Rouge, LA. He has served as Vice President of Finance for the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, as well as head of the research committee. He will graduate in August 2020.
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Matt Flynn is a senior economics major and math minor from Homer, LA. He was Student Government President in 2018-2019, an Orientation Student Leader, and a member of Union Board. He is currently an intern at Argent Financial Group. He will graduate in May of 2020.
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Ddon Nguyen is a senior at Louisiana Tech University where he is majoring in economics. He holds the position of Wing Commander for the AFROTC Detachment at the University while also playing for the Tech Rugby team.
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Jared Johnson, a senior from Benton, LA, is majoring in business economics and minoring in political science. Jared is a member of Pi Kappa Phi, Union Board, and served as Commissioner of Elections and Treasurer for SGA. Jared plans to start graduate school in Fall 2020.
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