Marshall J. Vest, Director
Marshall J. Vest is director of the Economic and Business Research Center (EBR) at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. EBR was founded in 1949 with the purpose of practical investigation and study of business and economic issues that pertain to Arizona. The Center researches and disseminates economic information that businesses and government units use to intelligently deal with current developments as well as to plan for the future.
Vest is an authority on Arizona's economy and is a consultant to a number of Arizona's largest companies, Arizona's Governor and Legislature, as well as a number of local governments. With 30 years heading the College’s Forecasting Project, Marshall has authored over 175 articles on the economy. These forecasts are recognized as among the most accurate in the western states, and he is frequently quoted in both the local and national business press.
Vest is a fellow and past-president of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, whose membership includes university-based applied research centers from across the country. He also is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and is past president of the Arizona Chapter of NABE.