Events

Our experts lend their expertise to the community through a variety of events and speaking engagements throughout the year.

This professional business group meets several times throughout the year to discuss local business conditions and future economic trends in East Central Indiana.

This annual December event is open to the public and features a presentation by an authority in business, policy, or governance. Past keynote speakers include Federal Reserve bank presidents, Indiana governors and lieutenant governors, and the state inspector general.

The Center for Middletown Studies collaborates with CBER and other offices to organize the biannual Small Cities Conference, connecting academics with policymakers to discuss the future of small cities across America.

CBER researchers are available to talk about a variety of economic issues in your area.

  • Michael J. Hicks, PhD – industry health, labor markets, regional economics
  • Dagney Faulk, PhD – tax policy, real estate, public transit, regional economics
  • Srikant Devaraj, PhD – health economics, regional economics
  • Emily J. Wornell, PhD – social demographics, rural/urban divide, regional economics

For more information, contact us.

Partnerships and Affiliations

CBER researchers collaborate with our peers across the university and across the country on a variety of projects.

CBER is a proud member of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, a national organization of our peers in academia.

The American Journal of Business is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal that applies research to practice. Ball State is a founding member of the AJB, and CBER served as the managing office for 23 years.

Forecasting is an important component of business decision-making and economic policy-making at all levels. The Business and Economic Forecasting Group serves as a powerful knowledge resource using the diverse expertise of Ball State’s business faculty.

CBER works closely with the Indiana Communities Institute to further the Primacy of Place Initiative through research focusing on population growth, community development, and related issues.

CBER’s policy research touches on a variety of topics. We conduct interdisciplinary scholarship with researchers across campus.