April 2016 Economic Outlook

PRESS RELEASE

UCLA Anderson Forecast: Cautious Optimism for the Nation, State and Region

UCLA Anderson Forecast’s first quarterly report in 2016 for the United States calls for continued, though slightly slower growth, while anticipating inflation to rise above the 2.0% target of the Federal Reserve Board.


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EMPLOYMENT FORECAST

California and the Innovation Economy

In March, the State Employment Development Department (EDD) released the benchmark revision for non-farm payroll employment statistics.  This is a  once-a-year event that updates the estimates of payroll employment using the latest employer information.  The updated statistics show a 2015 payroll employment growth rate of 3.1%.


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Videos

April 2016 Economic Outlook Opening Remarks
National Forecast
California Forecast

The Automobile as Disruptive Technology in the 21st Century
Venture Capital Investment and Innovation Across the Country
The Coming New Economy: Policy Requirements to Keep Los Angeles and California in the Lead

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April 2016 Economic Outlook

Henry Bzeih
Keynote Speaker: Henry Bzeih
Chief Technology Strategist, KIA Motors USA
Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson School
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 8:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Agenda
8:00 - 8:50a Registration
8:50 - 9:40a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and State
9:40 - 10:00a Break
10:00 - 10:35a The Automobile as Disruptive Technology in the 21st Century
10:40 - 11:00a Venture Capital Investment and Innovation Across the Country
11:05 - 11:45a The Coming New Economy: Policy Requirements to Keep Los Angeles and California in the Lead
11:45a Wrap-up and Closing
Key Topics
Is the recent downdraft in stock prices signaling a recession?
Why hasn't the big drop in gasoline prices triggered a consumer boom?
Are California housing prices signaling a bubble?
Bay Area Employment Growth -- What slowing might do to the California economy.
How well are startup and innovation activities doing in Los Angeles and other cities?
Speakers

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

Henry Bzeih, Chief Technology Strategist, KIA Motors USA

Sean Arian, VP, Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Garakian, Advisor to the Mayor of Los Angeles

John Villasenor, Professor, Luskin, School of Public Policy

Perry Wong, Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

Chris Esposito, Graduate Student, UCLA Department of Geography

 

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