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POSTPONED | Rawls College to Host Economic Policy Expert from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

April Chavez

Lutz Kilian

Lutz Kilian will discuss how oil prices affect U.S. consumers and the economy as a whole.

As of 3/12/2020, this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced when it becomes available.


WHAT: "Oil Prices and the Economy" Public Presentation by Lutz Kilian, Ph.D., Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lutz KilianThe Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University will host Lutz Kilian, Ph.D., Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The public presentation is part of the Dean's Research Seminar Series, which brings distinguished speakers to Rawls College to share insights, research and ideas in their particular area of expertise.

Kilian, who is one of the most cited energy economists in the world, will give a short presentation about, "Oil Prices and the Economy," followed by a discussion led by Timothy Fitzgerald, an associate professor of business economics at Rawls College who spearheaded the visit. During his presentation, Kilian will discuss the many links between oil markets and the broader economy, and how the value of the dollar and interest rates are affected by demand and supply shocks in the oil market.

"Kilian is a global thought leader on how the economy is affected by swings in oil prices, and vice versa," said Fitzgerald. "We're very lucky to have him visit West Texas and Texas Tech in these parlous times for oil markets."

The event will take place in NW112 of Rawls College. The presentation is free and open to the Texas Tech community and the general public.

About the Speaker

Lutz Kilian has been a senior economic policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since July 2019. He received his M.A. in development banking from the American University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

He also has served as a consultant to the World Trade Organization, Bank of Canada, European Parliament and U.S. Energy Information Administration, and has worked for the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.

Kilian has published more than 90 research articles and is the co-author of an econometrics textbook. He is one of the most cited economists on energy economics in the world.

CONTACT: Archie Pitsilides, Director of Grants and Outreach, archie.pitsilides@ttu.edu, (806)834-1827.