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Louisiana’s Economy (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-09-06

Duration: 00:05:10

Subjects: Elections, 2019 | Economy | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2019


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Richardson, Jim Interviewee
  • Barnes, Stephen Interviewee


This segment from the September 6, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the state of Louisiana’s economy, one of the major issues featured in the campaign ads for the 2019 gubernatorial election. He conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Jim Richardson, an economist at LSU, and Dr. Stephen Barnes, the new director of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They discuss: the campaigns’ different interpretations of the economic data; the state of Louisiana’s economy; the state’s continuing dependence on the oil and gas industries; and the need to diversify the state’s economy.