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Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.


Upcoming Topic Area Webinars

REMI 2.0 PI+ Launch Series Encore

Following the success of our REMI 2.0 PI+ Launch Series last year, we are bringing the popular webinars back in the New Year. We encourage anyone who missed any session in the four-part series – or wants to participate a second time – to join us for this encore presentation.

REMI Senior Economic Associate Marley Buchman will review the enhanced navigation and policy variable options of our new economic modeling platform, and demonstrate how it applies to the most pressing policy questions of 2017. He will guide you through new features and easily overlooked options that will help you deliver results more efficiently.

Session 1: Overview: Dynamic vs. Static
Are we stuck with a zero-sum economy, cutting up a pie that never grows? Or can we create a positive-sum, growing pie? A dynamic model captures the creative potential of an economy, detecting gains from innovation and increased productivity.

January 10 or January 12, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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Session 2: Solutions-based Analysis: Modeling Policy using REMI
We’re all tired of hearing about the many problems we face and endless handwringing. What we hunger for is solutions. We will examine how solution-based analysis offers answers for a range of issues, including infrastructure, trade, energy policy, and economic development.

January 24 or January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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Session 3: Economic and Demographic Dimensions of Regional Growth
To anticipate the future of a region, you first want to understand the fundamentals of a region’s economy. We will break down types of economies by using our Regional Growth Matrix: Renaissance Economies, Growth Economies, Quality of Life Economies, and Transitional Economies.

January 31 or February 2, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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Session 4: From Start to Finish: Completing a REMI Analysis
We will demonstrate the steps for producing a high-quality analysis with thorough results. We will describe how to create a scenario, run a simulation, and interpret the results, from beginning to end.

February 7 or February 9, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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While you can sign up for any session, we encourage attendees to join us for all four sessions. You will have a chance to engage in Q&A after each presentation.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advance registration is required; please click on the appropriate links above to register.


Obamacare Repeal and State Impacts

Guest Presentation: Leighton Ku, Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Congress is moving closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act, and President Trump and Republican lawmakers are weighing replacement options.

At the state level, officials must anticipate the potential effects of a new health care law. We’re offering a guest webinar presentation on February 1st from Leighton Ku of George Washington University, who has contributed to the ongoing discussion with an analysis of the state impacts from one possible scenario.

Dr. Ku, the lead author of “The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis” released by GWU and the Commonwealth Fund, estimates the impacts if Congress cuts ACA funds without a replacement in place. The findings have been cited by the Atlantic magazine, CNBC, and NPR.

For this webinar, Dr. Ku will review the economic impacts, and describe how REMI PI+ was used to estimate the state impact.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.


REMI Tax-PI 2.0 Launch Series

As we launch the 2.0 version of Tax-PI, we are offering a webinar series on our enhanced platform for dynamic fiscal analysis.

The two-part series will explore the new features in Tax-PI, the premier tool for estimating the economic and revenue impacts for tax policy changes.

Session 1: Know the Consequences – Dynamic Fiscal Impact Analysis
Every policy has costs and benefits. Tax-PI captures the total economic and fiscal effect of tax and other policies. We will introduce the newest version of our modeling software, provide an overview of its applications and the underlying concepts, and demonstrate budgeting and feedback options.

February 14, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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February 16, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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Session 2: Carrier and Tax Incentives – Modeling Approaches
Indiana offered incentives to keep Carrier jobs. Tax incentives are a prime example of a policy tool requiring careful scrutiny. We will delve deeper into Tax-PI and discuss tax policy applications, such as rate changes and tax expenditures. We will examine the fiscal impacts of economic development programs, and the implications of government spending cuts.

February 21, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
or
February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
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While you can sign up for a single session, we encourage attendees to join us for both sessions. You will have a chance to engage in Q&A after each presentation.

Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advance registration is required; please click on the appropriate links above to register.