While the national economy continues to grow, storm clouds are brewing. Past experience shows the business cycle can peak without warning, exposing states’ fiscal and economic vulnerabilities.
To prepare for an uncertain future, state policy makers must always sharpen their long-term economic development approach. Planning for opportunities and risks requires an honest evaluation of a state’s economy and fiscal health – both strengths and weaknesses.
Please join us in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a luncheon presentation by REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. and REMI Economic Associate Kyle Compton discussing long-range planning to weather future shortfalls and take advantage of untapped potential.
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Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. is an Economist at REMI. Since joining REMI in September 2017, he has assisted clients in planning and conducting economic analysis using the REMI model, contributed to the firm’s business development efforts, and prepared and presented in-person and online seminars on topics such as Amazon HQ 2.0 and innovation in transportation.
Prior to starting at REMI, Dr. Evangelakis taught undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He is an experienced economic researcher and analyst; highlights of his work include measuring the effects of climate change on mortality and electricity usage and estimating air quality effects of the NOx Budget Program. Dr. Evangelakis has written papers analyzing the effects of Florida property tax reform and the non-pecuniary benefits of building a professional sports stadium. He also served as an intern at The Washington Economics Group, Inc., and The Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County.
Dr. Evangelakis holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Economics from University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College.
Kyle Compton is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for client support and business development. Since joining REMI in May 2017, Mr. Compton has tested and reported on the company’s dynamic economic modeling software. He also assisted in sales and marketing through data analysis and development of a regular benchmarking system.
Prior to starting at REMI, Mr. Compton was a research intern/consultant for Verité, a nonprofit organization that conducts research, advocacy and consulting on global working conditions. He presented original research on panel-regression analysis of the causes of forced labor and researched labor profiles of emerging economies. Building on his work for Verité, he earned the James Kindahl Award in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for his paper, “Determinants of Forced Labor: Evidence from 21 Emerging Economies.” The paper is under review for publishing in the Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics.
309 West San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our luncheon “Avoiding Risk: Economic Growth Strategies” on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. I have included the agenda with the location details for reference.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, DeVargas Room on 309 West San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe!