March 2024 Economic Outlook

March 2024 Economic Outlook


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

March 13, 2024

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




AI and the Future Business of Entertainment 

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.



RSM Yaamava

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Forecast for the Nation & California
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
10:15 - 10:25 a.m. Break
10:25 - 11:10 a.m.
Keynote Address
Keith Chen, Professor of Behavioral Economics and Strategy, UCLA Anderson School
Sanjay Sood, Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA Anderson School
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.
Expert Panel on AI & the Future Business of Entertainment
Jay Tucker, Executive Director, UCLA Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports (Moderator)
Daisy Stall, Executive Vice President & Group Head, Entertainment Finance, California Bank & Trust
Jeffrey Thompson, Strategic Client Executive, Oracle
Andrew Wallenstein, President & Chief Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform
12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast