Skip to: search, navigation, or content.


Indiana University

Online Publications

Analysis & Publications

Periodicals and Reports

The IBRC publishes two periodicals—InContext and the Indiana Business Review—written to appeal to a broad audience. View articles by topic »

In addition to its periodicals, the IBRC has also published numerous special reports and studies.

Analytical Tools

The IBRC has also furthered economic research in the state with the following analytical tools:

Leading Index for Indiana

logoThe Leading Index for Indiana™ (LII) was developed for Hoosier businesses and governments to provide a signal for changes in the general direction of the Indiana economy. Updated monthly, the LII enables Hoosiers to better understand market conditions in the state.

The Forward/Reverse Index

The Forward/Reverse Index (FRI) was developed to help understand the reasons behind the persistent income gap between Indiana and the nation.

Download FRI spreadsheet containing data for 22 major occupation groups and 573 occupations for the 2007/2008 time period. Follow the instructions to see which occupations help bridge our income gap and which ones widen it.

Indiana Economic Forecasts

The IBRC has partnered with the Center for Econometric Model Research and produces the semi-annual Indiana and sub-state outlooks.