December 2023 Economic Outlook


In-Person (Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson School)
Online Webinar

December 6, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

In-Person or Enhanced Webinar


  • In-Person or Zoom Webinar
  • Quarterly Digital Forecast Report
  • Participation in Q&A Session

Note: Space for In-Person is limited.

In-Person $195 / Webinar $95


Limited Webinar


  • YouTube Viewing Access Only




Banking and Finance

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.



8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
9:05 - 10:00 a.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation & California
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
David Shulman, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Anderson
Thomas Ash, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
Chang Liu, President & CEO, Cathay Bank
Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
11:00 - 11:10 a.m.
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.
Expert Panel on Banking and Finance
Lori Santikian, Faculty Director, Fink Center for Finance, UCLA Anderson (Moderator)
Joe Brusuelas, Principal & Chief Economist, RSM US LLP
Barney Hartman-Glaser, Associate Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson
Anita Robinson, President & Chairperson, Mission Community Services Corporation
David Tuyo, President & CEO, University Credit Union
12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast