Supply chain, inflation impact on Thanksgiving, Black Friday: IU experts can comment
On Nov. 24, many Americans will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones and head to local retail stores to shop Black Friday sales with relative normalcy for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Will lingering supply chain issues and record-high inflation impact which dishes people can serve at their dinners or which deals they’ll score on Black Friday? IU experts are available to comment.
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Ryan BrewerDivision of Business
Ryan M. Brewer is an associate professor of finance at Indiana University (IUPUI/IUPUC). He is the co-author of the Kelley School’s economic forecast for the state of Indiana for 2023.
Finance, capital markets and derivatives for business and economics.
R. Andrew ButtersKelley School of Business
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.
Industrial organization, applied econometrics, productivity, market integration.
Kyle CattaniKelley School of Business
Kyle Cattani is a professor of operations management and the chair of the Full-Time MBA Program in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He researches managing operations in the presence of uncertainty, managing product end-of-life and mass customization.
Operations management, supply chain management, managing operations in the presence of uncertainty, managing product end-of-life, mass customization.
Tin-Chun Lin is a professor of economics at Indiana University Northwest. He is currently working with Subir Bandyopadhyay to create an annual Business Confidence Index for Northwest Indiana that provides information for local business leaders. His research focuses on economic behavior, consumer economics, economics of education and economic education.
Economics of education, economic education, consumer economics, economic behavior, applied microeconomics.
Phil PowellKelley School of Business
Phil Powell is a clinical associate professor of business economics and public policy at IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He can discuss what happens if Congress refuses to lift the debt ceiling and whether or not families should worry about this issue.
Business strategy and economic development in emerging markets, U.S. economic policy, industry dynamics of higher education, job markets, talent shortage.
D. Eric SchansbergSchool of Business/Department of Economics
D. Eric Schansberg is a professor of economics at IU Southeast in New Albany. He is an expert in labor economics, and his research focuses on applied microeconomics and public choice economics.
Poverty and inequality, Christianity and public policy, labor economics (minimum wage, unions, discrimination, etc.), health care/insurance.
John TalbottKelley School of Business
John Talbott is director of the Center for Education and Research in Retail and a senior lecturer at the IU Kelley School of Business. Before coming to IU, he was a chief executive with extensive experience in retail. He can comment on how supply chain issues and record-high inflation may impact Black Friday shopping.
Retailing, relating marketing activities to financial outcomes, new media communication.
Vidhura TennekoonDepartment of Economics
Vidhura S. Tennekoon is an assistant professor of economics at IUPUI. Before joining IUPUI in 2014, he worked at the Department of Economics of the University of Oklahoma and Eastern Washington University. He also has professional experience as a central banker.
Econometric forecasting, health policy, health economics, interest rates, inflation, monetary policy, banking, Sri Lanka.
Hong ZhuangJudd Leighton School of Business and Economics
Hong Zhuang is a professor of economics and director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.
International economics, development economics, and applied econometrics, focusing on foreign direct investment and economic development and growth.
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