IU’s Kelley School of Business Outlook Tour to visit Richmond on November 14

Area business leaders and community members are invited to attend the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business 2020 Outlook Tour from 7:30-9 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, in McGuire Hall at the Richmond Art Museum, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.

The tour is presented by the IU East Alumni Association and the IU East School of Business and Economics.

The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the panel presentations at 8 a.m. A public question-and-answer session will follow.

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At this event, panelists will discuss how the changing economic environment will affect business and public policy decisions in the coming year – globally, nationally, statewide and in Richmond. The IU Business Outlook Tour provides an opportunity to network with fellow community leaders and hear what several experts are projecting for 2020.

Since 1972, the Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts via a series of presentations in cities throughout Indiana. For more than 90 years, the Indiana Business Research Center has provided the crucial economic information needed by many Indiana businesses, government units and nonprofit organizations.

The starting point for the annual 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 its 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.

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:

  • Sun Yoon, economic research analyst with the Indiana Business Research Center.
  • Catherine Bonser-Neal, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance at the Kelley School of Business.
  •  Kyle Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Economics at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis.
  • Oi Lin Cheung, Associate professor of finance for the IU East School of Business and Economics

The event is free this year, and includes breakfast.

The tour is sponsored by IU’s Kelley School of Business, the Kelley School of Business Alumni Association, the IU Alumni Association, IU campuses and numerous community organizations.

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