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IU experts available to comment on economic upsurge in third-quarter GDP report

October 29, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the U.S. economy grew by 7.4 percent during the third economic quarter of July to September. The record upswing in GDP falls short of the numbers required to reverse the historic second-quarter plunge of 9 percent during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic and also obscures overall loses to total economic output due to how the government reports economic statistics. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment. For more information, contact Mary Keck at marykeck@iu.edu or 812-856-2148, or Kevin Fryling at kfryling@iu.edu or 812-856-2988.

Kyle J. Anderson

Economy, e-commerce, industrial organization, online pricing, sports economics.

IUPUI

Email: kyjander@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Kyle Anderson is an economist at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. His research focuses on pricing, auctions and online markets, and he has published several articles in academic journals. Anderson serves on the Business Outlook Panel for the Indiana Business Research Center, which produces an economic forecast every year. He has an MBA and Ph.D. from the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. In addition to his academic work, Anderson has seven years of experience working in the health care industry and the heavy trucking industry. (more)

R. Andrew Butters

Industrial organization, applied econometrics, productivity, market integration.

IU Bloomington

Email: rabutter@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

R. Andrew Butters is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at the IU Kelley School of Business. Before joining Kelley, he was an associate economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research focuses on the impact on demand fluctuations on business decisions and measuring the stage of the business/financial cycle. (more)

Phil Powell

Business strategy and economic development in emerging markets, U.S. economic policy, industry dynamics of higher education, job markets, talent shortage.

IUPUI

Email: phpowell@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Phil Powell is the associate dean of academic programs and a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy at IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He previously served as faculty chair of the full-time and online MBA programs at Indiana University in Bloomington. Both programs saw an increase in national rankings under Powell's leadership. (more)

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