IU Business Outlook Panel to visit Richmond November 17

IU Business Outlook Panel to visit Richmond November 17

David Frantz

Area business leaders and the community are invited to attend the IU Business Outlook Panel from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Indiana University East in Whitewater Hall. The IU Business Outlook Panel is presented by the IU East Alumni Association and the IU East School of Business and Economics.

The event will begin with a networking breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by the program at 8 a.m. in Vivian Auditorium.

Since 1972, the Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts through a series of presentations in cities throughout Indiana. The Indiana Business Research Center is celebrating its 90th year of providing economic information needed by many Indiana businesses, governmental units and nonprofit organizations.

The starting point for the forecast is an econometric model of the United States, developed by IU’s Center for Econometric Model Research, involving hundreds of statistical equations to develop a national forecast for the coming year.

A similar econometric model of Indiana provides a corresponding forecast for the state and metro-area economies, based on the national forecast and data specific to Indiana. The Business Outlook Panel then adjusts the forecasts to reflect additional insights the panelists have on the economic situation.

Litao Zhong

At each presentation, the panel features faculty members from the Kelley School and IU, plus local panelists from other IU campuses and other universities, offering perspectives on the global, national, state and local economies and financial markets.

This year’s panel includes:

  • David Frantz, IU East Dean of the School of Business and Economics (Moderator)
  • Jerry Conover, Director of the Indiana Business Research Center
  • Kyle Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Economics at the IU Kelley School of Business
  • Rob Neal, Associate Professor of Finance at the IU Kelley School of Business
  • Litao Zhong, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance; Director of the Business and Economic Research Center at IU East

Reservations to attend the event are online at eventbrite.com/e/iu-business-outlook-panel. The cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast. Event proceeds benefit the IU East Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and will assist students in the School of Business and Economics.

For more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, at (765) 973-8221 or twiesaha@iue.edu.



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