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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Spring 2020
Winter 2020
Fall 2019

 

 

 

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.

Levi Holder

Levi Holder

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.

Contact Levi at ljh024@latech.edu.

Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi

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.

Contact Marc at hmg021@latech.edu.

Quentin Jones

Quentin Jones

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.

Contact Quentin at qdj003@latech.edu.

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn

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.

Contact Matt at mjf018@latech.edu.

Ddon Nguyen

Ddon Nguyen

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.

Contact Ddon at dxn001@latech.edu.

 

Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

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.

Contact Jared at jrj042@latech.edu.