May 08, 2001

The UCLA Anderson Forecast, now it its 50th year, will focus its upcoming quarterly economic conference on California's energy crisis, specifically addressing the effects that deregulation will have on the state.

The June Forecast titled "Can California Grow in the Dark? Part 2," will offer three timely panels and feature former California Governor Pete Wilson, who will provide the keynote address. Wilson will discuss the origins of the state's deregulation plan and what has gone wrong and right. Conference panels include:

"Energy Deregulation" — examining the energy crisis and its impact on consumers, wholesale markets and state finances.
Management in the Economic Downturn" — addressing key decisions and challenges that top management face during the threat of a recession.
"The Economic Outlook for California and the Nation" — UCLA Anderson economists unveil the Forecast's latest economic projections.

Keynote Address: Pete Wilson, former Gov. of California
Steve Baum, CEO, Sempra Energy
Fred Furlong, vice-president, Federal Reserve Board of San Francisco
Peter Navarro, professor, Graduate School of Management, UC Irvine

Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Tom Lieser, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Christopher Thornberg, visiting professor, UCLA Anderson

1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 28.

Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California

The conference is open to the public at a cost of $350.00 per quarter, which includes admission to conference, copies of all materials and access to electronic versions of conference materials and statistics.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CONTACT:  UCLA Anderson Business Forecast office at (310) 825-1623.

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