The Southwest Economy in the 1990s: A Different Decade

The Southwest Economy in the 1990s: A Different Decade : Proceedings of the 1989 Conference on the Southwest Economy Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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he 1980s began during a great upswing in the Southwest economy, but what lay ahead was a decade of plummeting oil prices, deflated real estatevaluesandunprecedentedbankfailures. Thethemeofthe Federal T Reserve BankofDallas' second annual conferenceon the Southwesteconomy, "The 1990s: A Different Decade," reflected our belief that the beginning ofthe new decade would mark a turn toward economic strength in the Southwest. The conference, held Oct. 26-27, 1989, at Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, brought together more than 250 interested individuals and speakers for anexchangeofinformationand ideas. Topics rangedfrom the currentcondition of the Southwest economy to the factors shaping the future. Theinfluences on the Southwest economy are diverse but interrelated. For example, the Southwest faces a complex dilemma in reforming its educational system. As conference speakers illustrated many times, education reform and the quality ofour schools are closely linked to the region's, if not the nation's, ability to compete in future world markets. These proceedings follow the basic organizational pattern of the confer- ence.
Keynote and luncheon addresses appear in the first section, General Meetings-The 1990s: ADifferent Decade, which includes speeches by Bobby R. Inman, admiral, United States Navy (retired), and private investor; Robert H. Boykin, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; WilliamH. Cunningham; presidentofthe UniversityofTexas, Austin;and John B. McCoy, chairman and chief executive officer of Banc One Corp. Session One, Meeting the Challenges in Education, provides insight from five experts, who survey the current state ofeducation, past attempts at reform andpossiblesolutions for problemsintheeducationalsystemsofthe Southwest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 14.22mm | 1,090g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1991 ed.
  • XXIII, 194 p.
  • 079239092X
  • 9780792390923

Table of contents

General Meetings-The 1990s: A Different Decade.- Welcome Address-The 1990s: A Different Decade.- The Future of the Southwest Economy: Challenges and Opportunities.- Research and Public Service in Comprehensive Universities.- From Outlook to Opportunity: Making the 1990s Work.- Session One-Meeting the Challenges in Education.- Introductory Remarks Meeting the Challenges in Education.- The Case for Educational Choice.- Schools in the 1990s: The Opportunities and Risks Facing Texas and Other States.- American Education After A Nation at Risk.- Meeting the Challenges in Education.- Session Two-The Challenges of the International Marketplace.- The Canada-US. Free Trade Agreement:.- A New Reality, A New Challenge.- The Mexican Economy.- The Challenges of the International Marketplace: The Far East.- Session Three-Critical Issues.- The Role of Financial Institutions in Economic Development.- Technological Innovation in the Southwest.- The Environment and Economic. Growth in the Southwest.- Energy in the Future of the Southwest.- Session Four-The Southwest Economy: The Next Year and the Next Decade.- Arizona?s Economic Outlook.- Louisiana in the 1990s: A Different Decade.- The New Mexico Economy.- The Oklahoma Economy: The Next Year and the Next Decade.- Regional Economic Cycles and the Texas Economy.
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