On the record: outgoing D/FW Airport chief cites international growth as key to future
Jeff Fegan, chief executive officer of Dallas/Fort Worth International> Airport, is retiring after 19 years of leading what has become the> world?s fourth-busiest airport. He reflects on the facility?s evolution> and its impact as a driver of regional economic activity.
Less involuntary part-time work suggests Texas economic strength
Fed policymakers have closely watched part-time workers as an indicator of labor market health. While the ranks of involuntary part-timers have remained persistently high since the Great Recession?suggesting remaining labor market slack?the pattern has been less notable in Texas.
On the record: Greece's fiscal woes among issues hobbling euro zone rebound
While the U.S. has emerged from the global economic downturn, the path for the euro zone has proven bumpier. Senior economist Mark A. Wynne, vice president and director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, explores the reasons and outlook.
On the record: a conversation with Adrián Mijares Elizondo - Cinépolis theater chain seeks North Texas stardom
Adrin Mijares Elizondo is CEO of Cinpolis USA. The subsidiary of Morelia, Mexico-based Cinpolis relocated to Addison, Texas, from Los Angeles earlier this year. The parent company is Mexico?s predominant movie theater chain. It has operations in 12 other countries, with a concentration in India and now the U.S., where it has 16 theaters with 161 screens. Mijares discusses the movie business and his company?s prospects in the competitive U.S. market.
Noteworthy: education, taxation and income
On the Record: A Conversation with Mine Yücel - Shale Renews Excitement in Energy Industry
Mine Ycel, a senior vice president and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, leads the Research Department?s energy group. She joined the bank in 1989 and is a past president of the International Association for Energy Economics. She discusses the evolution of the energy sector, its role in Texas and her perspective as a female energy economist.
Self-employment an option for workers who lose jobs in economic slowdowns
Because of the significance of self-employment, understanding its relationship to the business cycle is especially useful during periods of financial stress.
On the Record: A Conversation with Jason Saving - Federal Tax Law Provides Stimulus to Bustling U.S., Texas Economies
Jason L. Saving is a senior research economist and advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he conducts research on public policy issues. He is the author of articles that explore tax reform, regional migration and fiscal policy.
On the record: a conversation with Alan D. Viard - corporate tax overhaul plan targets disincentives to invest in the U.S.
Alan D. Viard is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit research organization, and an expert on tax policy. He outlines his plan, developed with Eric Toder of the Urban Institute, for revising the tax code to make it less attractive for U.S. companies to shelter profits abroad.