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IU experts available to comment on state and federal economic aid, stimulus in response to coronavirus

March 25, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With the nation increasing its lockdown measures in the wake of the novel coronavirus, Congress and the White House have reportedly reached an agreement over an economic aid package. What does the nation need to avoid a depression? What will the fallout be if the government fails to act? Is the U.S. economy resilient enough to handle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on the impact of COVID-19 on these economic issues. For more information, contact Mary Keck at marykeck@iu.edu.

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)

Carol Rogers

Population, demographics, census, Indiana economy.

IUPUI

Email: rogersc@iu.edu

Expert Bio

As co-director and CIO of the Indiana Business Research Center, Carol Rogers directs its information systems and services, overseeing the development of websites, publications, training, research projects and other services. She sits on the boards of the national Council for Community and Economic Research and the Indiana Geographic Information Council, and she serves as the governor's census liaison. (more)

Timothy Slaper

Industry and workforce analysis, economic development, Indiana economy, trade and foreign investment analysis.

IU Bloomington

Email: tslaper@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

As research director at the IU Kelley School of Business' Indiana Business Research Center, Timothy Slaper leads a team engaged in industry and workforce analysis, fostering regional economic growth and resiliency, measuring innovation, trade and foreign investment analysis, and measuring educational and training program performance. (more)

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