December 2014 Economic Outlook
Keynote Speaker: TBA

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 7:30 - 11:45 a.m.
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Price: $195 | Online registration closes 11:59 p.m. on 12/7/2014
Quarterly Economic Outlook

We will guarantee a diminished future for California if we continue to under-invest in education and infrastructure, which are the two most important determinants of the health of the California economy. Both education and infrastructure investments have long gestation periods and it’s high time to express our optimism with action before it’s too late. At this event we will review the current state of our deteriorating infrastructure and discuss what can be done about it. We need greater attention to maintenance of our logistics infrastructure and more attention to how our limited road capacity is best used. In a period of sustained drought, we need a whole different kind of water infrastructure that can capture more of the rainfall we experience. We need better quality-of-life infrastructure to complement the extraordinary climate that we enjoy.
7:30 - 8:30a Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35a Welcome and Introductions
8:35 - 9:20a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State
9:20 - 9:40a Rebuilding, Reinventing, Reemagining
9:40 - 10:00a Break
10:00 - 10:30a Keynote Address
10:30a - 11:00a Panel 1 - Utilities in an Age of Shortage
11:00 - 11:30a Panel 2 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Moving the California Economy
11:30a - 11:45a Wrap-up and Closing
Key Topics
Is the Economy on track for consistent 3% growth?
How worrisome will inflation be?
Will a failing infrastructure thwart growth in the rears ahead?
Will the tech sector growth continue to carry the State economy?
Do geysers at UCLA portend an infrastructure impaired future?
How long does Los Angeles' infrastructure investment compare to other cities?
Will reduced square footage per employee render existing office building technologically obsolete?
Are the owners of shopping centers and malls in denial about online shopping?
What will the impact of private hoteling ( Airbnb) be on the hotel industry?

Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast

David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Andy Lipkis, President, Tree People

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager, MWD

Bret Lane, COO, Southern California Gas

Matthew Kahn, Professor, Institute of the Environment, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Otis L. Cliatt II, President, Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.

Roger Johnson, Deputy Director, LAWA

Aurthur T. Leahy, CEO, MTA

J.R. DeShazo, Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy