One hundred economists spent 3 days discussing, debating, and deciphering local and national economic trends during the 63rd annual conference of the Association for University Business and Economic Research. Keynote speaker David Altig, director of research at the Atlanta Fed, cautioned the group during his address that the economy was far from recovered and took issue with those who say the Fed should begin raising rates. For attendees, the conference was a chance to hear from experts in academia and the business world, including two senior economists from BBVA Compass Bank who gave outlook talks on the U.S. and global economic situation. A tour of Freescale Semiconductor’s cleanroom facility in Oak Hill gave conferees insight into Austin’s high-tech economy. Visit Auber.org for video and interviews from the conference. Panel presentations will be posted in coming days.