Ball State University Business Roundtable 2014 Q2

Start: May 7, 2014 11:30 a.m.
End: May 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Center
Register online through May 5, 2014

Contact Details

Lisa Goodpaster
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Join us for our next quarterly meeting! Ball State economist Michael J. Hicks will present his revised 2014 economic forecast based on the mid-year indicators. As always, we will provide updates for the state and national economy.

Register online now through noon, May 5.

About the Keynote Speaker

Michael J. Hicks, PhD is the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research and a professor of economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He came to Ball State following stints at the Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Management and research centers at Marshall University and the University of Tennessee.

Hicks' research has focused on issues affecting local and state economics. His work on the effects of federal regulation of energy and mining industries has resulted in testimony in state and federal courts and the U.S. Senate. His work in modeling flood and hurricane damages has received a number of awards and been heavily reported. While he studies such diverse issues as local telecommunication de-regulation, state tax incentives and local government consolidation, he is best known for his research on Wal-Mart's effect on local economies. He has authored one book on Wal-Mart and papers on the subject in the Eastern Economics Journal, Atlantic Economics Journal, Economic Development Journal, Regional Economic Development, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Review of Regional Studies