The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at Indiana University South Bend provides business and economic expertise to the public in the Michiana region, including government, business, and non-profit organizations. The Bureau maintains a database of local economic indicators, conducts research on local and regional issues, and serves as a vital source of information on regional economic activity.


Director - Dr. Hong Zhuang
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
Post Office Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111
Telephone: 574-520-4634

Dr. Hong Zhuang
Research Associate
Phone: (574)520-4634

Secretary - Aaron Medlin
Phone: (574)520-4634


     Media Contact Information:


Contact Person

Phone Number

International Economics

Dr. Hong Zhuang

(574) 520-4634

Public Finance Dr. Guanlin Gao (574) 520-4284

Labor Markets/Immigration

Dr. Gihoon Hong

(574) 520-4397

Empirical Industrial Organization and
Applied Microeconomics

Dr. Vicar Valencia

574) 520-4171