Upcoming Event

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Monthly Luncheon

Economic Forecast

Please join us on November 6, 2014, for our Economic Forecast Luncheon featuring discussions on current economic conditions –  local, national and international – and forecasts for the shot- and long-terms. 

Speakers for the event are Purdue professors Gerald Lynch and Charlene Sullivan.  More information on Professors Lynch and Sullivan is included below.  Professors Lynch and Sullivan will discuss a range of topics, including:

  • The continuing situation with the deficit;
  • What appear to be new operating rules for the Federal Reserve; and
  • An outlook for GDP and interest rates.


Dr. Gerald J. Lynch
Professor of Economics
Krannert Graduate School of Management
Purdue University

Dr. Jerry Lynch served as Interim Dean of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University from July 1, 2010 until November 1, 2011 after which he returned to the faculty as a Professor of Economics.  Prior to that role he was Academic Director of Master’s and Executive Education Programs at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.  He is a Professor of Economics.  Previously he was Associate Dean for Programs and Student Services at the Krannert School of Management.  Prior to taking that position he was the Associate Dean of the German International School of Management and Administration, Krannert’s international outreach MBA program in Hannover, Germany. In the spring of 2006 he was a visiting researcher at the World Bank in Washington, DC.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 1975 and has since attended advanced summer workshops at Harvard and Princeton.  He was named the outstanding instructor in the MSM program for the Fall Semester of 1992, received the Salgo-Noren Award as the outstanding instructor in the Master’s programs for the 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99 and 2009-10 academic years, was nominated as a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue in 2000, was included in a list by Business Week magazine of the twelve best teachers in schools of business in the country in October 1994, and was named Distinguished Economist by the Kentucky Economics Association for 1996.

Charlene Sullivan
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor of Management

Krannert Graduate School of Management
Purdue University

Professor Sullivan joined the Krannert faculty in 1978. Her main teaching interests are corporate financial management, financial institutions and markets, and financial and managerial accounting. She was honored in 1993-94 and 1987-88 with the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, and in fall 1993 she received the Most Effective Masters Program Teacher Award, all from within the Krannert School. In 1988-89 she received the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is a two-time winner of the Salgo-Noren Award and received a Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue. She has taught in numerous programs offered through the Krannert Executive Education Programs and by the Center for Agri-Business. Her current research interests are personal bankruptcy, the evolution of cost management systems in manufacturing firms, and capital budgeting processes. Professor Sullivan serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also serves on the boards of the Academy of Financial Services, the Midwest Finance Association, Lafayette Family Services, Inc., Home Hospital, Oak Ridge Mutual Fund, and the Lafayette Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Professor Sullivan has authored numerous publications dealing with credit quality, tax reform, deregulation, credit cards, and the structure of consumer credit markets.

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Event Details

Contact Person
Jodie Daugherty or Deb Hallberg

Contact Phone Number

Contact EMAIl

Registration tIME
11:15 AM

luncheon Start tIME
12:00 PM

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis IN

Members: Free
Non-Members: $45
Students: $30


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