October 2023 Economic Outlook

UCLA Anderson Forecast in collaboration with UCLA Center for Impact Presents

October 2023 Economic Outlook


In-Person (Grand Salon, UCLA Anderson School)
Online Webinar

October 4, 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




Climate Change and Sustainability

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.



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 - 10:05 a.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation & California
Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Zhiyun Li, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
10:05 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Address - A Conversation about Insurance and Climate Change
Victor Joseph, EMBA '17, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Mercury General Corporation
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Future of Sustainability & Reporting Panel
Magali Delmas, Professor of Strategy; Faculty Director, Center for Impact, UCLA Anderson (Moderator)
Shirley Arazi, Director of Sustainability, SoCalGas
Beverly Ilagan, EMBA '19, Managing Director, EY
Sara Neff, Head of Sustainability, Lendlease
Eric Walli, Assistant Vice President & Division Manager of Regional Planning - American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast