The State of Economics With Mervin Jebaraj Set for June 5

Mervin Jebaraj
Courtesy of the Sam M. Walton College of Business

Mervin Jebaraj

Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the U of A’s Sam M. Walton College of Business, will discuss regional economic issues and state trends in his “State of Economics” talk on Wednesday, June 5. 

“The program will analyze updated economic growth projections, inflation expectations, the Federal Reserve’s current monetary stance in interest rates and its impact on housing and commercial real estate,” Jebaraj said. “As the national and state economies grow through 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 at 1325 N. Palak Dr. in Fayetteville. Attendees can network with other Northwest Arkansas community leaders before the program begins at noon. The program lasts for approximately 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers.

The cost of the luncheon program is $50. Preregistration by Friday, May 31, 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 the region's business, academic and governmental sectors while addressing the previous quarter's business highlights, key economic trends and projections, and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economies.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


Mervin Jebaraj, director
Center for Economic and Business Research

Jerra Toms, director of marketing and communications
Sam M. Walton College of Business


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