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King’s Institute for Regional and Economic Studies (KIRES)

The King Institute for Regional Economic Studies (KIRES) was established in 2012 to expand the scope of the King University Regional Economic Studies (KCRES) team. A small KCRES team was formed in 2010 within King’s School of Business to provide analysis of economic problems and opportunities confronting the region served by King University. Four reports were published under the KCRES banner from December 2010 through May 2012. All reports published by KCRES and KIRES are listed below.

The KIRES has broadened the original mission of the KCRES team to a threefold mission: to build a knowledge base of the regional economy, to inform public and private decision-making and to provide an opportunity for King students to participate in research projects.

The co-directors of KIRES are Dr. Sam Evans ([email protected]), associate professor of Finance and Economics, and Dr. Alexander Brumlik ([email protected]), associate professor of Economics.


The institute published up to two full reports per year, in the spring and fall semesters. Additionally, occasional reports that are the result of student research will be published as research is completed.