March 2018 Economic Outlook

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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UCLA Anderson Forecast presents

March 2018 Economic Outlook

As we enter the second year of the Trump administration there are two major initiatives that will impact our local economy; the tax overhaul passed last December and the ongoing renegotiation of trade relations with Mexico, Canada, South Korea and China. What if NAFTA falls apart? Will there be a trade war with China? How will the taxation of foreign source earnings affect U.S. corporate production and employment? These and other topics related to trade and taxation will be explored at the UCLA Anderson Forecast conference on March 7, 2018.

7:30 - 8:30a Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40a Welcome + Introductions
8:40 - 9:30a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation, California and Los Angeles
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management
9:30 - 9:40a Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:40 - 9:55a Break
10:00 - 10:30a Keynote Address
John F. McKenzie, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
10:30 - 11:30a Panel - After the political noise, what do the changes in taxes and the trade pact negotiations mean for the economy?
Moderator: Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management
Michael Storper, Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development in Urban Planning; Director, Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Eric Zolt, Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA Law
Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor, Henry Ford II Chair of International Management, GEM Area Chair, Director Center for Global Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Key Topics
Will Wall Street volatility be reflected on Main Street?
Will inflation exceed the Fed's 2% target in 2018?
How many times will the Fed raise rates in 2018?
Is the recent strength in housing activity portending a stronger recovery in that sector?
Will the new tax structure slow California's growth?
Are housing prices in California going down?
How important is international trade to Los Angeles?

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