IU’s Kelley School of Business Outlook Tour to visit Richmond on November 16

Robert Mulligan

Area business leaders and the community are invited to attend the Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Outlook Tour from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, at The Innovation Center, 814 E. Main Street in Richmond. 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 networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by the panel presentations at noon. A public question-and-answer session will follow.

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:

  • Robert Mulligan, IU East Dean of the School of Business and Economics (Moderator)
  • Chuck Trzcinka, Professor at the IU Kelley School of Business
  • Ryan Brewer, Assistant Professor of Finance, Indiana University
  • Doug McCoy, Director and Senior Lecturer, 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 iuoutlook.eventbrite.com. The cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. 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.