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IU experts available to comment on federal COVID-19 stimulus Congress is considering

December 18, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With slow holiday retail sales, businesses closing their doors, and unemployment claims at historically high levels, Congress is considering a $900 billion stimulus as a followup to the COVID-19 relief package passed in March. The package on the table follows months of negotiations during which federal lawmakers struggled to agree on any new relief for American citizens and businesses. Business and economics experts from Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI are available to comment. For more information, contact Kevin Fryling at kfryling@iu.edu or 812-856-2988, or Mary Keck at marykeck@iu.edu or 812-856-2148.

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)

Catherine Bonser-Neal

Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate behavior, financial market impact of monetary policies, global financial markets, international economics and finance.

IUPUI

Email: cneal@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Catherine Bonser-Neal is an associate professor of finance at the IU Kelley School of Business. Before joining the Kelley School, she worked as a research economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as a senior research scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and as a professor at the University of Washington. (more)

Ryan Brewer

Finance, capital markets and derivatives for business and economics.

IUPUC

Email: rybrewer@iupuc.edu

Expert Bio

Ryan M. Brewer is an associate professor of finance at Indiana University (IUPUI/IUPUC). He has taught finance courses and conducted research at IUPUC since 2009. Having accrued 15 years of professional valuation consulting experience, on several occasions, Brewer has testified as a valuation expert in the U.S. federal and Indiana state court systems. He remains active in valuation consulting today, focusing this practice in the niche areas of economic forecasting, economic damages, intellectual property valuation, sports property valuation and derivatives valuation. (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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