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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.

Key Topics
  • Volatility and The Shutdown: Will they derail the expansion?
  • Will the Fed's dovish pronouncements translate into slower interest rate increases?
  • Are we done with the 3% economy?
  • How far can forecasters see into the future?
  • The trade war(s): Any California effect yet?
  • Will California continue to outperform?
  • Will LA's entertainment tech boom continue?
7:30 - 8:30a Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:35 - 9:45a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson School
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
9:45 - 10:00a Q + A with the Forecast Team
10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15 - 10:55a Technology, Innovation and Entertainment - A Conversation
Harry E. Sloan, Founder and CEO Global Eagle Acquisitions, former Chairman and CEO, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sanjay Sood, Professor and Faculty Director, The Center for MEMES, UCLA Anderson School
10:55 - 11:45a Analytics: Replacing or supplementing human judgement in valuation of content from TV to Film to Consumer brands…
Moderator: Michael Montgomery, Lecturer, UCLA Anderson School, Founder, Montgomery Advisory, LLC
Kay Arutyunyan, Co-Founder and VP Operations, CounterPunch Studios
Dennis A. Miller, Chairman, Industrial Media
Wared Seger, CEO and Co-Founder, Parrot Analytics
Nick Selz, Global Head of Performance, YouTube Originals