The Houston Economics Club
A Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics
Roger Hobbs Distriguised Fellow in Urban Studies,
About the Speaker
An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Joel Kotkin is the author of THE NEXT HUNDRED MILLION: America in 2050, published by The Penguin Press. The book explores how the nation will evolve in the next four decades. His previous, also critically acclaimed book, was THE CITY: A GLOBAL HISTORY.
Mr. Kotkin is the Roger Hobbs Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California and Executive Editor of the widely read website www.newgeography.com. He writes the weekly “New Geographer” column for Forbes.com. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Civil Service College in Singapore. He serves on the editorial board of the Orange County Register and writes a weekly column for that paper, and is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast.
Mr. Kotkin has published reports on topics ranging from the future of class in global cities to the rise of growth corridors in the US economy. His recent report, “Post-familialism: Humanity’s Future,” an examination of the world’s future demography, was published by the Civil Service College of Singapore and Chapman University and has been widely commented not only in the United States, but in Israel, Brazil, Canada and other countries.
This June, he released a new report on the future of housing for Chapman University and Fieldstead and Company. Currently he is working on several new reports, including one on the future of Global Cities, a collaboration between the Civil Service College and the new Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy. He is also finishing a study on New Orleans for Greater New Orleans Inc and another on the future of affordable housing for National CORE, a low-income housing organization.
Over the past decade, Mr. Kotkin has completed studies focusing on several major cities, including a worldwide Legatum study focusing on the future of London, Mumbai and Mexico City; as well as other studies of New York, Los Angeles, Houston and St. Louis, among others. In 2010 he completed an international study on “the new world order” for the Legatum Institute in London, UK that traced transnational ethnic networks, particularly in East Asia. Last year he--working with Praxis Strategy Group--completed an examination of the rise of the Great Plains for Texas Tech University.
About The Houston Economics Club
The Houston Economics Club meets monthly, September-May, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dallas Fed’s Houston branch, 1801 Allen Parkway. (For a map, click here.) Parking is free. Meeting fees, which include a box lunch, are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students. Starting with the 2013-2014 program year, registrations will only be accepted online. You can register for the event at http://thecmay20.eventbrite.com. If you plan to attend the May meeting, you must register by 12 p.m. on Monday, May 19 so your name can be placed on the attendance list for the Fed’s security officers and so we know how many lunches to order. Anyone who has not pre-registered and pre-paid will not be admitted to the event. If you have dietary restrictions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org after you register online. A government-issued photo I.D. is required for entrance into the Federal Reserve Bank building.
When & Where
The Houston Economics Club (THEC)
The Houston Economics Club (THEC) is an association of economists, analysts, researchers and academics who meet regularly to network, discuss recent business news and listen to world-class experts share their insights on current economic events.
THEC was chartered November 13, 1967, as the National Association of Business Economists—Houston Chapter. The organization changed its name to The Houston Economics Club on November 1, 2006, to reflect the organization’s new mission—serving not just economists but all individuals who seek a better understanding of economic trends in order to make better decisions.
Meetings are held monthly, September through May, from 12-1:30 p.m., at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch at 1801 Allen Parkway. To learn more about the next meeting, click here.
For security purposes, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to attend each meeting and bring a photo I.D. to enter the Federal Reserve Bank building.