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What Is the Business Outlook Panel?

Indiana's Own Experts

Each fall, a group of IU faculty gathers at the Kelley School of Business to consider the economic outlook for the coming year.

Global. National. Local. Ag.

They forecast the prospects in terms of global, national, state, metropolitan and agriculture perspectives, and they also assess the outlooks for the financial and housing markets.


Timothy Slaper, Ellen Cutter, Jerry Conover and Chuck Trzcinka at an Outlook event in 2013.

Chad Ryan/The Journal Gazette,
Fort Wayne, Ind.

All Across Indiana

They then present their predictions to audiences across Indiana. In each city, an expert on the local economy joins the panel to discuss the outlook for the metro area.

A Diversity of Perspectives

The Indiana Business Outlook Panel™ Tour is unique in the fact that at each event you will hear the perspectives of several of the state's leading economic thinkers.

Indiana Business Outlook Panel™

The Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts in various Indiana cities each year since 1972.

This year's tour runs from November 5 to November 20, 2015. Click on a city near you to learn more.

Ask Our Panelists

Business Outlook Panel members will entertain questions from the audience following each presentation. Your advance suggestions of topics or questions to address are welcome. Submit a question via: