The Center for Business and Economic Research is dedicated to building Ball State University as a premier research and data resource for the state of Indiana.


  1. Conduct relevant, timely public policy research on a wide range of economic issues affecting the state and nation.
  2. Enhance the premier role Ball State University has in performing policy research in Indiana.
  3. Leverage the expertise of key university faculty and researchers to advance Indiana.


CBER strives to clearly communicate timely and relevant analysis of important economic issues to federal, state, and local policymakers.