of Economic & Business Research
Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR or Office of Research)
has served the College of Business and the state of Illinois for
well over sixty years with research and outreach programs focusing
on the U.S. and state economies. Applied research, economic forecasting,
database management, and the dissemination of research findings
are among the Bureau's chief activities.
Statement: The primary mission of the Bureau of Economic and Business
Research is to foster research by the College of Business faculty
and graduate students and to disseminate research results to a national
and international audience.
support of this mission, the office engages in a variety of activities,
including production and distribution of faculty working papers,
and publication/editorial management of research-related journals.
coordinates and supports the activities of the college Research
and Learning Centers by providing administrative services, financial
support and management, and research assistance.
funding. BEBR offers an annual spring competition for ¼-time
research assistants for the summer. Faculty members submit applications
and the Research Policy Committee selects the recipients.
BEBR also coordinates the annual Irwin Fellowship and the Ferber
of data resources for research. BEBR subscribes to the following
Wharton Research Data Services on behalf of the College of Business
faculty and graduate students. There is no charge for those
College of Business WRDS accounts. However, any account requests
outside the College of Business are billable at $500 annually for
Students and $2,500 annually for Faculty. Contact Linda Kelley for
more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers. Faculty working papers are posted on the online BEBR
Working Paper Database. http://www.business.uiuc.edu/Working_Papers/Main.asp
in PDF format. Email your PDF to Linda Kelley at email@example.com
Management of the CIBER Grant
Illinois CIBER has been located within BEBR for many years.
The financial records of this grant are managed by the BEBR Administrative
Secretary and Office Administrator.
Financial Management of the College of Business, Research
& Learning Center funds
Management of the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
The Editorial support of the QREF Journal is maintained through
Ph.D. Project Conference
the College of Business, annual attendance of this conference.
more information about BEBR, please contact:
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
430 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820