Jebaraj to speak at Economic Update Breakfast

Tue Jul 17, 2018 at 09:31 AM

Mervin JebarajMervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be the speaker Wednesday, August 29, at the Economic Update Breakfast Series at North Arkansas College. The event, sponsored by The Point Financial Group and Porterfield & Company CPA, PLLC, will be held in the L.E. “Gene” Durand Center at Northark’s Center Campus in Harrison.

Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m. in the Durand Center. The program starts at 7:30. Tickets are available at $12 each and can be purchased online at  or by contacting Rodney Arnold at (870) 391-3229.

Jebaraj’s research interests include regional economic development, industry market structure, development economics, public policy, and political economy.

In providing applied economic research as part of the outreach mission of the Walton College, Jebaraj has managed studies for a variety of clients including: Arvest Bank Group, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the University of Arkansas, and the Northwest Arkansas Council.  Jebaraj also acts as a media commentator for economic analysis of current events and trends. He was selected to be a member of Arkansas State Chamber’s Leadership Arkansas Class VIII and serves on the board of the Ozark Literacy Council. Mervin has also been recognized by Arkansas Business as one of the state’s 20 in their 20s and by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal as one of the Fast 15.

Mervin earned a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Arkansas. He was previously the Assistant Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research.

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