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Kelley School Business Outlook Panel to provide economic forecast for 2009

Posted by nlgiu on October 27, 2008

Oct. 23, 2008

EDITORS: A schedule of the Business Outlook Panel’s appearances is below. Arrangements have been made for electronic media covering the Indianapolis presentation.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — 2008 was a “very tricky year” for economists to anticipate, and forecasters who will present the Indiana University Business Outlook Panel forecast acknowledge that 2009 “could be even more challenging.”

“Every day, when you listen to the news, new factors come into the picture, driving the economy,” said Jerry Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center in IU’s Kelley School of Business. “Figuring out where it’s headed is challenging — housing markets, credit markets, employment changes — when all of this will turn around is the biggest question on people’s minds.

“We’re expecting very attentive audiences this year as we go around the state, telling the story about what the economy holds for the year ahead,” Conover added. “It’s a more unpredictable environment today — all the more reason to try to become as informed as possible.”

For more than three decades, the Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts through a series of presentations in 10 Indiana cities. Its tour will begin with a 7:30 a.m. presentation Nov. 6 in Indianapolis at the Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle.  …

For the entire tour schedule and news release…


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