Emily Kerr is a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. As a member of the Research Department’s regional group, she conducts research on regional economic issues, coordinates the production of and writes the release for the Dallas Fed’s Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey and helps produce the 11th District Beige Book—the Bank’s survey of regional economic conditions. She also produces articles for various bank publications.
Kerr holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MS in economics from Baylor University.
Valuation reports whether written purposes of determining the value of tangible personal property such as machinery and equipment or if the intent is to opine on the value of the entire going concern, economic conditions must be addressed. There are many factors that impact that trend and direction of the national economy which range from unemployment rates, cost of funds, interest rates and the entire political picture. Hearing the perspective of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas will help appraisers understand how to better address the economy in their valuation reports.