Mervin Jebaraj Reports on Economic Trends at Business Analysis Luncheon June 8

U of A economist Mervin Jebaraj will address regional economic trends and issues at the Business Analysis luncheon on June 8, 2023, in Fayetteville. Registration for the luncheon is required by June 2.
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U of A economist Mervin Jebaraj will address regional economic trends and issues at the Business Analysis luncheon on June 8, 2023, in Fayetteville. Registration for the luncheon is required by June 2.

The Center for Business and Economic Research will host its Quarterly Business Analyst luncheon on June 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. Mervin Jebaraj, director for Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, will discuss economic trends and regional economic issues. 

“The program will discuss how updated recession expectations, inflation expectations, the U.S. banking crisis, the Federal Reserve’s current monetary stance in interest rates and the debt ceiling could possibly reshape the economy,” Jebaraj said. “As the national and state economy grows though these challenges, timely economic information is vital to good business and policy decision making.”

Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1325 N. Palak Dr. in Fayetteville. Attendees will be able to network with other Northwest Arkansas community leaders before the presentation begins at noon. The program lasts for approximately 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers.

The cost of the luncheon is $50. Registration by Friday, June 2, is required. Reservations can be made for the luncheon at or by calling 479-575-4151.

The Quarterly Business Analysis program builds networks of leaders from business, academic and governmental sectors in the region while addressing business highlights of the previous quarter, key economic trends and projections and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy.

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Mervin Jebaraj, director
Center of Economic and Business Research

Lori McLemore, assistant director of PR and media relations
Sam M. Walton College of Business


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