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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. 

For more information, contact Teresa Mackin at tmackin@iu.edu or 317-274-5432.

Ryan Brewer
IUPUC

Ryan Brewer

Division 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.

Expertise

Finance, capital markets and derivatives for business and economics.

R. Andrew Butters
IU Bloomington

R. Andrew Butters

Kelley 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.

Expertise

Industrial organization, applied econometrics, productivity, market integration.

Kyle Cattani
IU Bloomington

Kyle Cattani

Kelley 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. 

Expertise

Operations management, supply chain management, managing operations in the presence of uncertainty, managing product end-of-life, mass customization.

Tin-Chun Lin
IU Northwest

Tin-Chun Lin

Tin-Chun Lin is a Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest.

Expertise

Economics of Education, Economic Education, Consumer Economics, Economic Behavior, Applied Microeconomics

Phil Powell
IUPUI

Phil Powell

Kelley School of Business

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 is also the academic director of the Indiana Business Research Center.

Expertise

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

D. Eric Schansberg
IU Southeast

D. Eric Schansberg

School 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. 

Expertise

Poverty and inequality, Christianity and public policy, labor economics (minimum wage, unions, discrimination, etc.), health care/insurance.

John Talbott
IU Bloomington

John Talbott

Kelley 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. 

Expertise

Retailing, relating marketing activities to financial outcomes, new media communication.

Hong Zhuang
IU South Bend

Hong Zhuang

Judd 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.

Expertise

International economics, development economics, and applied econometrics, focusing on foreign direct investment and economic development and growth. 

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