The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University connects to state and local government, policymakers, business professionals, community leaders, and interested citizens through a variety of economic events around Indiana.  We hold several events throughout the year to keep you informed of the ever-changing business climate in our region and the state at large.

Ball State Business Roundtable

This professional business group meets quarterly to discuss local business conditions and future economic trends in east central Indiana. Learn more.

Indiana Economic Outlook

This annual December event is open to the public and features a presentation by a high-level business authority. Past keynote speakers include St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman. Learn more.

Informal Presentations Around the State

PhD economists are available to talk about issues affecting your regional/statewide economy. For more information, contact our office Monday-Friday 9-5 Eastern time at 765-285-5926. 

  • Michael J. Hicks, PhD - director of CBER - industry health, labor markets, regional economics
  • Dagney Faulk, PhD - director of research - tax policy, transportation, real estate, regional economics
  • Srikant Devaraj, PhD - research assistant professor - health economics, regional economics