January 13, 2022

Media Advisory: SIU prof can discuss rising inflation, interest rates

Kevin Sylwester, a professor in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Business and Analytics, is available for interviews about significant increases in inflation and rising interest rates and their impacts on people and families.

Inflation has hit a nearly 40-year high in the United States, with prices spiking 7% over the previous year and marking the 18th consecutive month of increases. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates already and announced plans for further hikes in 2022. 

You can reach Sylwester, professor of economics and interim director of the School of Analytics, Finance and Economics, via email at ksylwest@siu.edu.