Barton Smith

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Rodeo's Economic Impact: One Beeeelyun Dollars

    A chance to see "Houston in its splendor"​The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has released a report detailing its economic impact on our area, and according to them it's vast.Gross sales in the region are increased by a half-billion dollars each year by the rodeo, annual personal incomes by alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Party's Over In Houston, Guru Barton Smith Says

    Every year at this time, Houston's leaders gather to hear the pearls of wisdom that come from UH professor Barton Smith as he predicts where the city's economy will go in the future. Today, as in the past, the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency was sold out. If the 1,000 or so people in attendance were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    UH Prof Isn't Optimistic About Jobs

    Don’t hold your breath if you’re expecting the economy to rebound anytime soon. At least that’s what one local economic forecaster is saying. According to Barton Smith, head of the University of Houston Institute for Regional Forecasting, all signs right now suggest that the sluggish economy ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Make It S-T-O-P

    The Texans go scoreless on tunes as well as turf

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Train In Vain?

    Main street's light rail is on it's way, and boosters hope to see passengers lining up for a ride

  • News

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Minimal Theories

    Despite the rhetoric, evidence on the minimum wage initiative isn't conclusive either way