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 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 email@example.com.
Georgia Carroway is a fourth year business economics major with a minor in political science at Louisiana Tech University from Benton, LA. Georgia is involved in the Pre-law Society, the Louisiana Tech Mock Trial Team, and is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Georgia plans to graduate Spring 2023 and attend law school.
Contact Georgia at GBC009@LATech.edu.
Joseph Curtin is a third-year business economics major from Jackson, TN. He currently works as a Residential Assistant at Louisiana Tech University and serves as a committee chair on the leadership team for the Association of Catholic Tech Students.
Contact Joseph at JTC044@LATech.edu.
Jordan Hatter is a third-year business economics major with a minor in communications from Lewisville, TX. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. She plans to graduate in March 2024 and pursue a master’s in education.
Contact Jordan at JKH046@LATech.edu.
Ellis Griffin is a fourth-year business economics major from Ruston, LA. He is involved on campus through the percussion philanthropy fraternity Phi Buda Ruda. He plans to graduate in Spring of 2023 and pursue a master’s degree in business administration.
Contact Joseph at EHG002@LATech.edu.
Marshall T. Keen is a third-year business economics major from Blanchard, Louisiana. He is an executive board member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Student Government Association member, student recruiter, and a College of Business Ambassador. He plans to graduate in May 2023 and intends to pursue a law degree.
Contact Marshall at MKE016@LATech.edu.
Henry Messinger is a second-year economics major from Monroe, LA. He is a committee member and former initiate trainee of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He plans to graduate in May of 2025 and pursue a graduate degree.
Contact Henry at HMM030@LATech.edu.
Lauren Lasiter is a fourth-year business economics major at Louisiana Tech University from Bossier City, LA. She is involved in Kappa Delta Sorority and is treasury intern at Origin Bank. She plans to graduate in May of 2023 and pursue a master’s in economics.
Contact Lauren at LEL029@LATech.edu.
Team Members from Past Issues
Marc Enoch Hebane Guehi