Advisory for March 25

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents:
March 2009 Economic Forecast Conference

Special Topic: Repairing the Financial Markets

WHAT: UCLA Anderson Forecast Economists will discuss their quarterly economic outlook for the Nation and California regions. Leading financial experts will discuss the repairing of the financial markets in a special panel session. Topics to be discussed at the conference include:

  • The recession: How deep? How long?
  • Will the stimulus work?
  • When will the financial system return to "normal"?
  • How will the financial system be fixed?
  • When will the California housing market find a bottom?
  • Will the budget fiasco in Sacramento drag California down?

WHO: UCLA Anderson Forecast Economists

  • Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • David Shulman, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Keynote Speaker

  • Harvey Pitt, chief executive officer, Kalorama Partners, LLC and 26th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Executive Panel

  • Christine M. Cumming, first vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Joseph M. Otting, vice chairman, Commercial Banking Group, U.S. Bancorp
  • Richard Roll, professor, Japan Alumni Chair in Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

WHEN:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2009
7:00 - 8:00 a.m., Registration
8:00 - 12:00 p.m., Conference

WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
CONTACT:  Hilary Rehder, Office of Media Relations, (818) 689-5551 or

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