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The Kelley School of Business has presented its economic forecasts in various Indiana cities each year since 1972. Panelists gather to forecast the prospects for the coming year in terms of global, national, state and metropolitan perspectives, as well as the outlook for the financial markets, then present their predictions to audiences across Indiana. The Business Outlook Panel presentation for Columbus serves as the primary fundraiser for IUPUC Business student scholarships.


US & International Outlook

Jennifer Lynn Rice, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Economics and Public Policy in the Kelley School of Business, IU-Bloomington.

Financial Markets Outlook

Ryan Brewer, Ph.D., Division Head and Associate Professor of Finance for Indiana University at IUPUC.

State of Indiana Outlook

Phil Powell, Ph.D., Academic Director of the Indiana Business Research Center and the Daniel C. Smith Faculty Fellow at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Local Outlook

Jason Hester, President of the Greater Columbus (Indiana) Economic Development Corporation.