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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Quarterly Economic Outlook

Our December UCLA Anderson Forecast will address the critical infrastructure investments that California requires for a prosperous future. Some of these requirements are made obvious by our daily commutes past parched lawns and dying trees, on roads crowded with vehicles and peppered with potholes, while avoiding the latest water-main breaks. “More of the same” is not the answer for roads and water infrastructure. We need infrastructure that allows us to use more effectively the limited space and the limited water that nature has provided. To attract the creative workers who are so important for the prosperity of all of us, we need better quality-of-life infrastructure to complement the extraordinary climate that we enjoy in California. Sunshine alone is no longer enough. The time has come to express our optimism with action on all of these fronts.
7:30 - 8:30a Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35a Welcome and Introductions
8:35 - 9:35a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State
9:35 - 10:05a Panel 1: Utilities in an Age of Shortage
10:05 - 10:25a Break
10:25 - 10:45a Introduction of Keynote Address
10:45 - 11:15a Keynote Address
11:15 - 11:45a Panel 2 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Moving the California Economy
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 years 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?

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, Metropolitan Water District

Bret Lane, COO, Southern California Gas Company

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, Los Angeles World Airports

Aurthur T. Leahy, CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

J.R. DeShazo, Director, Luskin center for Innovation, Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy

Ron Galperin, Controller of the City of Los Angeles