Jebaraj to speak at Economic Update Breakfast

Jebaraj to speak at Economic Update Breakfast

Mon Aug 5, 2019 at 02:06 PM

Mervin Jebaraj

Mervin 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 28, in 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 Durand Center in downtown Harrison.

Breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m.  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.

During his time at the CBER, Mervin has been instrumental in creating and executing economic studies for clients such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Northwest Arkansas Council, the Walton Family Foundation, Arvest Bank, the University of Arkansas and many others. His work has been noted by the state’s business media. Arkansas Business and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal recognized Mervin in their 40 Under 40 lists. He is an exceptional source of business and economics-related expertise that journalists and business people alike rely on to understand how national and regional issues impact Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas as a whole. He makes presentations that share the center’s expertise directly to over 5,000 individuals annually and tens of thousands more hear and see his economic analysis and commentary through TV, radio and print media.

Jebaraj serves on the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and on the Board of Directors of the Association for University Business and Economic Research.

Mervin earned a B.A. in Economics and International Relations and a Master’s 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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