2014 Southwest IDEAS Conference Speakers
Wednesday, November 19th - Keynote Speaker
"Why does the United States still believe we are in a recession?"
HARVEY ROSENBLUM, Ph.D.
Former Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Professor of Financial Economics - Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Thursday, November 20th - Investment Panel:
Hear the investment philosophies of several leading institutional investors including:
Steve Purvis, Luther King Capital Management; Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital Management;
Wally Wadman, Constitution Research & Management; and Greg Weaver, Invicta Capital Management, LLC
11/19 Keynote Speaker Bio
Harvey Rosenblum is a professor of financial economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he has taught since 1986. On November 1, 2013, Rosenblum retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as Executive Vice President and Director of Research. Rosenblum serves as a Research Associate for the Dallas Fed’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, and he continues to be a regular contributor to the Dallas Fed’s publications, Economic Letter and Staff Papers. Rosenblum frequently speaks on a wide range of topics including: The Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, Banking and Financial Regulatory Policies, and the Economic Costs of Too-Big-to-Fail Banking Institutions.
Rosenblum serves on the Boards of Directors of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and the Tower Center at SMU. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Until recently he served on several Boards of Directors, including: the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research; Secretary-Treasurer and Board member of the Western Economics Association International; and as Executive Director and Board member of the International Banking, Economics and Finance Association. Rosenblum is a past President of the National Association for Business Economics, a distinguished professional association whose 3,000 members represent the leading economists in the U.S. and around the world. A widely recognized expert on both the national and Texas economies, Rosenblum has written articles for many publications, including: the Journal of Finance, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Handbook of Banking Strategy. His current research interests focus on banking and monetary policy, inflation, and the growing impact of globalization on the U.S. economy and business.
Rosenblum began his professional career in 1970 as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he advanced to become Vice President and Associate Director of Research in 1983. He joined the Dallas Fed as Senior Vice President and Director of Research in 1985 and became Executive Vice President in 2005. At SMU’s Cox School of Business, Rosenblum currently teaches Monetary Policy and Financial Institutions in the MBA program, and Macroeconomics in the Executive MBA program. He was a visiting professor of finance at DePaul University from 1973 to 1985 and the University of Oregon for the 1977–78 academic year. Rosenblum received a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut in 1965 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972.