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Fall 2024 Economic Outlook
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2024 San Francisco Economic Outlook
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Dec
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Winter 2024 Economic Outlook
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Forecast Archive
 

Summer 2024 Economic Outlook

In the wake of 1 ½ years of interest rate increases, the Federal Reserve began raising rates in March of 2022 and continued through the end of July 2023. Now, with markets facing some moderate decreases in finance costs, what happens to real estate? Will new housing starts shoot up again or remain at historical average levels? What will the Summer Allen Matkins | UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey Results indicate about commercial development. Are homeowners coming back in the market and importantly, what does this mean for inflation and recession conditions?

The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s June 2024 quarterly outlook conference will be held in collaboration with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

2024 Orange County Economic Outlook

The US economy continues robust growth but for how long? What does current low consumer sentiment indicate for the future? With inflation remaining elevated are we in for higher interest rates after the current rate hike pause? Is California becoming the new Rust Belt? What are the prospects for housing and commercial real estate in Orange County? These are all important questions for decision-making by businesses and governments in Southern California. The driving forces behind the answers will be explored in depth during the annual UCLA Anderson Forecast Orange County Economic and Real Estate Outlook held in collaboration with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and UCI Paul Merage School of Business.

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March 2024 Economic Outlook

To Bot or Not: A Look at the Economic Outlook and the Landscape of Entertainment

Where is the oft-predicted and never-seen recession? Does the Fed cease interest rate increases at 3% rather than 2% Inflation? With the end of the dual Hollywood strikes, what happens now with an AI-infused entertainment business? The economic outlook conference for the U.S. and California through 2026 will present analyses of these issues along with a discussion of the unknowns.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s March 2024 quarterly outlook conference will be held in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports and the UCLA School of Theatre, Film & Television.

December 2023 Economic Outlook

December 2023 Economic Outlook

While the economy continues its expansion there is concern that higher interest rates, tighter lending standards and a shift towards national banks from regional financial institutions could choke off the recovery. With the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, First Republic Bank and Signature Bank in the rear view mirror, The UCLA Anderson Forecast with the Fink Center for Finance examines the landscape of finance and banking and the implications of recent trends for the 2024 economy.

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2023 San Francisco Economic Outlook

2023 San Francisco Economic Outlook

The 6th Annual Regional Economic Outlook, hosted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast, UC Law San Francisco, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute will address the latest economic outlook for the Bay Area, California, and U.S. including the prospect of recession, higher inflation, and higher interest rates.  Important for California and the Bay Area economies are the recent regulations with respect to technology and business with China.  A panel of experts representing law firms, public/private sectors, and academia will discuss the implications of these for the future of tech and trade.

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October 2023 Economic Outlook

The economy keeps churning along but so does climate change. These two forces are important for future economic growth, consumption and investment growth and were responsible for a string of 2023 disasters including horrific wildfires. These are some of the topics that will be addressed during the October 2023 UCLA Anderson Forecast economic and climate change outlook that will be held in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Impact.

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June 2023 Economic Outlook

Today's economy is replete with uncertainty, particularly with respect to interest sensitive sectors. The important commercial real estate both in valuations and development will be no exception. Will the Fed go above 6% or decide to pause rates, Is the economy already poised for a recession or just slower growth. The June UCLA Anderson Forecast conference in collaboration with the Ziman Center for Real Estate will do a deep dive into these questions and more as we explore the uncertain economy of 2023 to 2025.

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2023 Orange County Economic Outlook

In a time of elevated uncertainty, concerns about recession, inflation and the impact of policy, data-based analysis is the key to decision making. This collaboration between UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCI Paul Merage School of Business presents analysis of key sectors of the economy and an outlook for Orange County, California and the U.S. The speakers will discuss the implications of alternative Fed policy, interest rates and real estate markets, and the near-term outlook for the tech sector among others.

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March 2024 Economic Outlook

To Bot or Not: A Look at the Economic Outlook and the Landscape of Entertainment

Where is the oft-predicted and never-seen recession? Does the Fed cease interest rate increases at 3% rather than 2% Inflation? With the end of the dual Hollywood strikes, what happens now with an AI-infused entertainment business? The economic outlook conference for the U.S. and California through 2026 will present analyses of these issues along with a discussion of the unknowns.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast’s March 2024 quarterly outlook conference will be held in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports and the UCLA School of Theatre, Film & Television.

December 2022 Economic Outlook

What will regulation bring to the wild west of cryptocurrencies? Why are the prices of cryptocurrencies volatile? Will the world be working with multiple media of exchange? If the U.S. goes to the digital dollar, what are the international implications? What are the issues surrounding property rights and cybersecurity in a digital currency world? The December 2022 UCLA Anderson Forecast will explore cryptocurrencies, central bank digital currencies and will examine whether they’re transformative inventions or market mass destruction déjà vu. This conference will be held in collaboration with the Fink Center for Finance and features two expert panels.

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2022 San Francisco Economic Outlook

Are we in a recession? If so, how does that impact our region and current policy debates? The 5th Annual Regional Economic Outlook, hosted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast, UC Hastings Law and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute will investigate these important questions. In particular, the event will include a panel of experts representing law firms, public/private sectors, and academia to discuss how a potential recession affects some of the latest trends in environmental, social & governance (ESG) matters.

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September 2022 Economic Outlook

Will there be a recession? Is there one already? And how is California faring in relation to the U.S.? The Fall Quarter UCLA Anderson Forecast will explore the near term implication of slowing growth, higher interest rates and a more uncertain world, and the long-term implications with panels on climate change and the economic outlook. This conference will be held in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Impact@Anderson and feature a keynote address and expert panel.

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June 2022 Economic Outlook

Interest rates are rising, the inventory of homes listed for sale is low, home prices are soaring, and investors are jumping into the market. All of this against a backdrop of inflation and war in Europe. Where will the economy be next year? Is housing in another bubble? Did the inversion of the yield curve portend a near term recession? The June UCLA Anderson Forecast conference on the economic outlook and real estate joint with the Ziman Center for Real Estate will focus on these questions with a new forecast and experts discussing the outlook for residential real estate.

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The Future of Energy

Energy markets are in flux as the world transitions to an array of new sources of energy while still heavily dependent on traditional sources for economic growth and vitality. With the war in Ukraine disrupting petroleum markets a great deal of uncertainty exists throughout energy markets. Join the UCLA Anderson Forecast in a webinar with Mike Wirth, CEO of Chevron, for a discussion on how they navigate these uncertain times and what the future holds for the energy industry.

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2022 Orange County Regional Outlook

The US economy is booming and so is inflation. In this time of heightened uncertainty, what might happen in real estate and investment in Orange County? Against a backdrop of the national and state economic outlook, we explore the implications of Ukraine, pandemic waves, rising interest rates and migration on the local economy over the coming years.

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March 2022 Economic Outlook

Inflation and economic growth are closely tied to globalized supply chains. As the pandemic wears on, will recent inflation take off, or will supply chain issues fade and economic growth continue? The first 2022 economic outlook from the UCLA Anderson Forecast delves into these issues and the future of international trade.

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December 2021 Economic Outlook

The COVID recession of 2020 induced governments to enact historically large support packages funded by debt. Now as economies around the world work their way back to full employment, the support packages are gone, but new deficit spending has been proposed. How does this ballooning of government debt in the United States and around the world affect the outlook for economies for the balance of the decade? Three world-renowned experts on debt will discuss the issues as a companion to the rollout of the latest post-Delta surge economic outlook at the December quarterly conference.

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The Future of Business Travel

Featuring Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines

The UCLA Anderson Forecast proudly welcomes Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, who will join Dr. Jerry Nickelsburg for a conversation about what lies ahead for the future of business travel. Across the U.S., and in many countries across the globe, the advent of the remote office environment, and the latest technology to conduct meetings has changed the way most view traveling for work. Please join us for this opportunity to hear more from Scott as he shares his perspective and insights on what we can expect to see from airline travel in a post COVID-19 environment.

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2021 San Francisco Economic Outlook

COVID-19 has strongly impacted the world economy. How does that impact California and the Bay Area? This upcoming UCLA Anderson Forecast/UC Hastings conference will provide an economic analysis and update on what has happened since the last report, and will also look at how COVID-19 has impacted the technology sector, corporate governance and Silicon Valley. This 4th Annual Regional Economic outlook in San Francisco will bring together experts representing law firms, public and private sectors, government and academia to discuss what's coming ahead for the local economy, across the state and nation.

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2021 Orange County Economic Outlook

The delta surge is affecting the world economy. How does that impact California and Orange County? The UCLA Anderson Forecast team provides some analysis.

In our Annual Regional Outlook Series, we bring to you our latest U.S. and California Forecasts along with a focused view of the regional economy. We will also discuss what is happening in Orange County residential and commercial real estate development.

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September 2021 Economic Outlook

Recent months have seen a robust recovery from the 2020 recession. GDP will have surpassed its previous peak, and employment is on a recovery trajectory. The open question is where the economy goes from here. Will we return to 2% GDP growth, or will the adoption of technology used during the pandemic spur productivity and growth above 2%? Will labor-saving technology result in less demand for workers and a labor force participation rate that remains below 2019 levels?

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June 2021 Economic Outlook

The pandemic induced recession has created new challenges for commercial real estate. What will be the future of offices after more than one year of remote working?

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March 2021 Economic Outlook

There is a new administration in Washington and the Pandemic still rages. Economic relief, stimulus and infrastructure spending proposals are going to be debated in Congress. And the pandemic will have profound implications for the health care industry including technology, tele-medicine, and supply chains. How these will affect the economic outlook and the business of health care are topics to be explored at the March UCLA Anderson Forecast conference.

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March 2020 Economic Outlook

The current epidemic of COVID-19 is affecting the world economy. How does that impact the U.S. and California? In a new forecast to be released March 11, the UCLA Anderson Forecast team provides some analysis.

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June 2020 Economic Outlook

June 24th will be the first quarterly Forecast conference since our recession call mid-March. Much has happened since then. With a record high layoff/furlough rate, record high support/stimulus packages and public health policy interventions the economy is in unchartered waters.

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September 2020 Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy continues to move through the COVID-19 pandemic and the deepest economic decline since the Great Depression. After a partial reopening of the economy, labor markets remain weak, bankruptcies are increasing, virus cases are higher than they were in Q2, and there is renewed concern about an apparent recovery being muted at best.

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December 2020 Economic Outlook

Drought, wildfires, flooding, heatwaves, and more will impact business decisions this decade. Looking ahead from the short-term forecasts, we consider how these events will affect where people will live and how business will be conducted as the U.S. and California adapt to new climate realities.

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March 2019 Economic Outlook

The U.S. and California economies remain on track to avoid a recession in 2019, though elevated risks abound. These risks point to key factors to watch as the latter part of the year unfolds. And the soft housing markets, jitters on Wall Street and trade disputes all point to uncertainties in 2019. One key to continued growth in Los Angeles is the health of the tech industry, and in particular the transformation of the entertainment industry with new technologies. The March 2019 UCLA Anderson Forecast presents an analysis of these and other issues with the rollout of its next report.

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June 2019 Economic Outlook

While the forecast of 2019 likely escaping a recession is not much changed, commercial real estate, having enjoyed a decade long expansion since the financial crisis, is headed for a "crunch" with increasing supply coming from the flow of investment dollars searching for yield encountering a slowing increase in employment growth (from 200,000 down to 100,000 jobs a month). The panel will also discuss the potential impact of the proposed rent control legislation and split roll property tax proposals.

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September 2019 Economic Outlook

Technology is transforming the US economy and Los Angeles, particularly Silicon Beach, is certainly experiencing the impact. As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, what does the recent success of Silicon Beach in West LA tell us about the future landscape and opportunities in the rest of the City? Is workforce development an impediment to further growth? What kinds of actions will industry, entrepreneurs, academia and the City need to take to ensure future success? The September UCLA Anderson Forecast conference will discuss these issues as well as the economic outlook and prospect for a near term recession.

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December 2019 Economic Outlook

The volatility of financial markets in 2019 has given pause with respect to recession probabilities and the future of asset markets. Will the whipsaw of bond and equity prices continue? How will the Fed react in an economy with good employment numbers, but elevated risks. The December 2019 UCLA Anderson Forecast will untangle many aspects of these questions, including the relationship between the financial and real estate sectors as it looks to the economic and financial outlook for 2020.

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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.

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June 2018 Economic Outlook

The national economy remains strong with real GDP growth approximating 3% this year. However, a tightening labor market accompanied by rising inflation and higher interest rates will cause growth to slow in 2019 and 2020. Further increased trade tensions combined with trillion dollar deficits will add to economic uncertainty as the decade ends.

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September 2018 Economic Outlook

Why is the economy experiencing robust growth? In part, it is due to the fast growing technology sector. In Los Angeles, tech is changing the nature of work and the face of the city. Where does it go from here? The UCLA Anderson Forecast and the Easton Technology center will examine tech in Los Angeles at the September 26 Conference.

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December 2018 Economic Outlook

As the economy enters 2019 on a good (economic) note, there are changes ahead in financial markets. The Fed is raising rates, The ECB may raise rates as well. Dodd-Frank changes are in the winds; and there will be a new Congress. In California, there are trade wars and a new governor. The UCLA Anderson Forecast takes a look at equity and bond markets and the implications of these end-of-year changes in its release of the new forecast and its annual outlook for financial markets.

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