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NMSU College of Business hosting economic outlook conference Feb. 8

National and state economists will present their economic forecasts for 2018 at the Economic Outlook Conference Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 East University Avenue, Las Cruces.


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Jim Peach, New Mexico State University Regents Professor of Economics and International Business. He will discuss the economic forecast for New Mexico on Feb. 8.
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Eugenio J. Aleman, senior economist and director at Well Fargo. He forecasts national, regional and international economic trends.

New Mexico State University’s College of Business and Wells Fargo & Company are hosting the seventh annual free event that will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Speakers will include Eugenio Aleman, senior economist with Wells Fargo & Company, and Jim Peach, NMSU Regents Professor of Economics and International Business.

Aleman forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends. His primary focus is the United States, including interest rates and the economies of Texas and Arizona. He is also an expert on the economies of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Within that area, his specialties include the economies of border towns that trade with Mexico and the Maquiladora manufacturing sector along the U.S.-Mexican border. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Peach’s research interests include economic policy, energy, economic development, income distribution and demographic change along the U.S.-Mexico border. In December 2016 he was selected for the NMSU Chevron Endowed Professorship.

To register online visit business.nmsu.edu/cob-events or call Anthony Casaus at 575-646-5817.