Connecting You to the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
August 2017
Save the Date: Annual Alumni Tailgate 

The annual Alumni Tailgate is free to all E. J. Ourso College of Business alumni, friends, and guests of the college. This year the college will cheer on the Tigers as they play Arkansas! Come out to enjoy food, drinks, and live music while reconnecting with fellow classmates, faculty, and staff of the college. RSVP here. 

The Flores MBA Program's Executive Track (EMBA) at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business now includes an additional international trip and executive coaching sessions in its curriculum.
Recently, the Flores EMBA Track changed its international curriculum to include two, one-week trips within the seventeen months that students are enrolled in the program. The current EMBA class traveled to Spain in June 2017, and will go to Japan in November 2017 to immerse themselves in the culture of two international business hubs.  Read more.  
Researchers from the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the Center for Energy Studies have released the inaugural  Gulf Coast Energy Outlook . The publication provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast. The  Outlook  seeks to become an annual report.
Authors are Christopher K. Coombs, energy adviser, LSU Economics & Policy Research Group; David E. Dismukes, executive director and professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies; Dek Terrell, director and professor, LSU Economics & Policy Research Group; and Gregory B. Upton, Jr., assistant professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies. 
Mason and Colleagues Commended by Federal Reserve
Since mid-2015 Department of Finance professor Joe Mason at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business has been participating in a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Federal Reserve known as the Faster Payments Task Force. The group was tasked with producing a faster U.S. payment system that is "safe, efficient and broadly accessible" in the face of rapidly changing technologies. On Monday, July 24, 2017 the Federal Reserve announced the conclusion of the initiative with the issuance of a final report entitled, The U.S. Path to Faster Payments: A Call to Action.
Study Released on Economic Impact of the NBA All-Star 2017 Weekend
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought an estimated $44.9 million in spending to the state of Louisiana, according to a new study released by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The study, The Economic Impact of the NBA All-Star 2017 Weekend on the Louisiana Economy, assesses the economic impact of the event, which was held in New Orleans in mid-February 2017.
Breakfast to Business is a quarterly program presented by LSU Executive Education. The aim of the program is to provide timely, practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional, and national perspective. 
This program will focus on Real Estate Trends in the Capital Region. Speakers will be appraiser Tom Cook, MAI of Cook, More and Associates and Brian Andrews, Assistant Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance. 
Real estate dynamics are changing in the Capital Region and across the nation as interest rates rise, the retail industry evolves and millennials flex their economic muscle. Join us for a discussion of the changing real estate landscape and potential trends for the coming year. 

August 8, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Business Education Complex, Room 1420
Fee: $25
The Department of Economics hosted the Spring 2017 Midwest Macroeconomics Conference on May 19-21 at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex. It is the largest conference devoted to macroeconomics and related topics in North America and the largest macroeconomics conference ever hosted by the university. 
LSU is only the second Carnegie Research 1 University outside the Midwest to host the conference in its 23-year history. The event featured two keynote lectures and more than 150 research papers presented over the two days. Participants included economists from major research universities in the United States and abroad, the Federal Reserve Bank and its branches, the U.S. Census Bureau, the International Monetary Fund, and foreign central banks, among other places. In all, professors and economists from more than 12 countries presented their research. See more photos from the event. 
E. J. Ourso College of Business Students in the News

Accounting Major Andrew Chenevert of Baton Rouge, La. has been awarded the F. Malcom Hood Scholarship. Read more.
Accounting major Victoria L. Ranzino of Lafayette, La. has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Read more.

LSU Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma's president (2015-2017) Anna C. Sightler, a native of Franklinton, La., received the Archie L. Lejeune Scholarship, providing $5,000 for undergraduate study for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read more. 
Jacques Petit of Luling, La., represented the E. J. Ourso College of Business among the 50 graduates  who  were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during LSU's 292nd commencement exercises. Read more.
A  team of banking students from the LSU Department of Finance made it to the semifinals of the national Conference of State Bank Supervisors Community Bank Case Study Competition, finishing just outside the finalist group of the top five. Read more.
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