Tag: Economy

Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee – Small Business Labor Market

Chairman Dave Brat has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The hearing will provide the Committee with an opportunity to understand recent trends in the labor market and how they affect small businesses. This hearing will also examine how current challenges locating and retaining employees with the proper skills affect the ability of small businesses to operate and expand in order to grow the American economy.

Important Link: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400222 

The Economy of Iran after the Islamic Revolution

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Middle East Studies Program
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
The Economy of Iran after the Islamic Revolution
Lecture by Dr. Morteza Afghah, Shahid Chamran University
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9:30 AM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CP 117 (Chemistry & Physics)

Dr. Afghah will present an overview of the economy of Iran with a focus on the development of the country post the 1979 Islamic revolution.  He will examine, in particular, the economic and non-economic factors in Iran’s development.

Dr. Morteza Afghah is an assistant professor of economics at Shahid Chamran University (formerly Jondi Shapour University) in Ahvaz, Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of economics in 1998 from the University of Birmingham, UK.  Dr. Afghah’s main area of research is economic development with a focus on developing countries, in particular Iran. Defining the term “development,” analyzing the condition of developing countries, and studying the effects of socio-cultural values (chiefly religious ones) on economic growth are topics that he has concentrated on.  Dr. Afghah has written several books and articles on these subjects in English and Persian.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Iran and the Moral Economy

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Middle East Studies Program
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
Iran and the Moral Economy
Graduate Talk by Dr. Morteza Afghah, Shahid Chamran University
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 502

Dr. Afghah will give a graduate talk on his current research on the non-economic factors that impact the Iranian economy.  He will examine what role Islam plays in the development and economy of contemporary Iran.

Dr. Morteza Afghah is an assistant professor of economics at Shahid Chamran University (formerly Jondi Shapour University) in Ahvaz, Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of economics in 1998 from the University of Birmingham, UK.  Dr. Afghah’s main area of research is economic development with a focus on developing countries, in particular Iran. Defining the term “development,” analyzing the condition of developing countries, and studying the effects of socio-cultural values (chiefly religious ones) on economic growth are topics that he has concentrated on.  Dr. Afghah has written several books and articles on these subjects in English and Persian.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

The 6th Annual State of the South Florida Economy A Call to Action: A Prosperity Agenda for Miami

The Metropolitan Center Invite
A Call to Action: A Prosperity Agenda for Miami-Dade

Join government, business and academic leaders on May 25th at the Annual “State of the South Florida Economy” Forum for the official roll-out of the Miami-Dade County Prosperity Study. The Citi-funded study was prepared on behalf of the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives — an effort to develop new approaches to improving economic opportunity, reducing income inequality, building wealth, business development and home ownership opportunities to “broaden the County’s base of prosperity.” The FIU Metropolitan Center’s presentation of the study will address the following:

  • An understanding of the scale, scope, and root causes of income inequality and the limits to economic opportunity in Miami-Dade County;
  • The specific barriers and new challenges to economic opportunity, mobility, and equity, who is impacted, and the impacts that barriers to opportunity pose for the broader County economy;
  • The costs of inaction, and alternatively, what opportunities could be gained, and the broader economic impacts of improving economic opportunity and mobility, even with small successes; and
  • Policies and programs that can be immediately implemented in Miami-Dade County to expand prosperity, address the underlying conditions creating the County’s Prosperity Gap, and delineate their program costs, effectiveness and expected local impact.

 

Special Guests

The Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives is the legislative sponsor of the Prosperity Initiatives Study. The Council is led by:

Hon. Jean Monestime, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners:

Hon. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
Hon. Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan

Breakfast will be served

Valet Parking is available – $7.50

Seating is Limited

We recommend the use of public transit

Group and student discounts are available. Please contact vsiegris@fiu.edu.

 

This event is sponsored by Citi Community Development and Miami-Dade County.

2016 ExxonMobil Global Energy Outlook at FIU

Energy Outlook 2015

The Global Energy Outlook to 2040 explores global energy, from oil and gas to alternative, clean energy sources, and what industry is doing to address the twin issues of global warming and climate change. A special guest speaker from ExxonMobil will present an assessment of energy supply and demand through 2040. The speaker will discuss the link between economic progress and energy consumption and examine the underlying factors shaping energy supply and demand challenges around the world.