January 26, 2021
11:30 - 12:30
Topic: State of the Texas Economy
Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Senior Research Director
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Description: This Webinar will highlight the current state of the oil and gas industry in Texas, nationally and globally. Discuss COVID impacts on the economy and changing business models. Discuss potential impact of budget shortfalls on the upcoming legislative session.
- Oil and Gas impacts to the State of Texas will be discussed.
- COVID-19 current and future impact discussion.
- Overall economic outlook for Texas
- Legislative Session impacts as a result of recent revenue shortfalls.
Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D. is the senior research director at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development. He is the principal investigator for numerous economic and community development studies and has published extensively, including op-eds in the Wall Street Journal. He has testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee for the Western Hemisphere, obtained Top Secret clearance, and authored/delivered a TED Talk dealing with sustainable community development in light of shale oil and gas development. His research has led him to write a novel about the systemic disconnect between economics and ecosystems, and is entitled “The Entropy Model.” Dr. Tunstall holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
* CPE Credit: 1 hour
* Prerequisite: None
* Course Level: Basic
* Advanced Preparation: None