The forecasting of business and economic trends, prices, sales, business cycle activities, commodity flows, and other matters is an important component of business decision making and economic policy making at all levels.  Miller College of Business faculty use the Business and Economic Forecasting Group as a means to conduct varied forecasting analysis ranging from technical production forecasts to large-scale macroeconomic models and a broader political economic discussion of the uses/misuses of forecasts in policy making.

The interdisciplinary expertise of the Business and Economic Forecasting Group enables its members to...

  • produce and publish economic forecasts
  • integrate business forecasting into economic forecasts
  • develop industry-specific forecasts (especially related to logistics)
  • offer forecasting expertise to business and government
  • develop seminars or coursework in business and economic forecasting
  • explore programmatic additions of forecasting education within the college
  • foster immersive learning forecasting activities
  • publish forecasting models in peer-reviewed literature
  • develop business and economic forecasting tools for clients
  • integrate qualitative analysis into quantitative forecasts


  • Brad Anderson, director of the logistics and supply chain management program and assistant professor of information systems and operations management
  • Cecil Bohannon, professor of economics
  • Quiannong (Chan) Gu, assistant professor of information systems and operations management
  • Eric Harvey, assistant professor of marketing and management
  • Michael J. Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research and professor of economics
  • John Horowitz, chair of the Department of Economics and associate professor of economics
  • Rathin Rathinasamy, professor of finance
  • Tyler Watts, assistant professor of economics