September 2018 Economic Outlook

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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.

Key Topics
  • Coming off a 4.1% growth rate in real GDP in the second quarter, how strong will the economy be in the second half and in 2019?
  • What will be the impact of our trade war with China, the EU, Mexico and Canada?
  • Has the housing recovery stalled?
  • Will the tech boom continue to charge ahead?
  • Is California's budget in danger?
  • Will the trade wars derail the CA economy?
  • What is the current state and the future of Silicon Beach?
  • How will high-tech jobs grow in California and L.A.?
7:30 - 8:30a Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:35 - 9:15a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
>9:15 - 9:30a The Tech Industry in Los Angeles

William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
>9:30 - 9:45a Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:45 - 10:00a Break
>10:00 - 10:10a Introduction to the Theme
Terry Kramer, Director, Easton Technology Management Center, UCLA Anderson School
10:10 - 10:55a Will the Surf Over Silicon Beach Wash Over or Carry the Rest of L.A.?
Moderator: Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Ev Boyle, Executive Director,
Austin Clements, Senior Associate, TenOneTen Ventures
Jasmine Hill, Annenberg Foundation/Stanford University
Carmen Palafox, Partner, Make in LA
10:55 - 11:45a Panel - Tech and the New Los Angeles Economy
Moderator: J.B. Blevins, Managing Partner, Navigation Point, Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson School
William Chun, Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, City of Los Angeles

Wes Nichols, Tech Entrepreneur & Board Partner, Upfront Ventures
Alex Maleki, Vice President, Business Development, Idealab