Business Outlook Panel

A Forecast in Uncertain Times

 

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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. In each city, an expert on the local economy joins the panel to discuss the outlook for the metro area. The Business Outlook Panel presentation for Columbus serves as the primary fundraiser for IUPUC Business student scholarships.

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Watch the replay of the 2021 Business Outlook Panel

In case you missed the 2021 Business Outlook Panel, or would just like to go back and review the forecasts, you can watch a replay of the event here. You can also download the highlights from the link to the right.

 

Help Us Shape the Future of Business in South Central Indiana

While the event was free, the Business Outlook Panel presentation for Columbus serves as the primary fundraiser for IUPUC Business student scholarships, and donations are greatly appreciated.

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Moderator

Idalene “Idie” Kesner was appointed Dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in July 2013. She is also the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. Dean Kesner joined the Kelley School faculty in 1995 and has served in many leadership roles, including Associate Dean of Faculty & Research, Chair of the MBA program, and Chair of the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship.

Her research focuses on corporate boards, executive succession, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to teaching more than 100 executive education classes, she has consulted with many national and international firms on management and board-related issues. She currently serves on five boards.

She has won dozens of teaching awards at the Kelley School and at the University of North Carolina, where she was a professor for 12 years. She recently was named Business School Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants, a leading business school media outlet.