Advisory for September 15

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents:
September 2010 Economic Outlook Forecast
Is Healthcare Making California Business Sick? Will Reform Make it Well?

WHAT: UCLA Anderson Forecast economists will discuss their quarterly economic outlook for the Nation and California regions. Additionally, the September 2010 conference will focus on healthcare reform and how it may affect California business. The goal of the conference is to foster an enlightened discussion about the likely effects of the new legislation on California business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is making the labor market weak, and what can be done about it?
  • What is the right medicine for the forecasting maladies: Deflation Dread Disorder and Double Dip Delusion?
  • Will there be a double-dip recession?
  • Will the Fed's zero interest rate policy extend well into 2011?
  • Will increasing revenue save the California Budget?
  • What effect does our healthcare system have on job formation? How likely to change as a result of the reform?
  • What are some solutions for creating higher quality healthcare for reasonable cost growth in the long-run?


  • Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • David Shulman, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Julia Thornton Snider, economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Steven Sell, president, Health Net California
  • Chuck Baren, owner, Flekman Baren & Company
  • Veronica Gomez, vice president, Human Resources, La Curacao

WHEN: 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2010
7-8a.m., Registration
8-11:30a.m., Conference

WHERE: Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, 90095, (310) 206-6365


CONTACT: Hilary Rehder, Office of Media Relations, UCLA Anderson School of Management, (818) 689-5551 or

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