December 2020 Economic Outlook

Online Webinar
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

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UCLA Anderson Forecast presents

DECEMBER 2020 Economic Outlook

Drought, wildfires, flooding, heat waves, and more will impact business decisions this decade. Looking ahead from the short-term forecasts, we consider how these events will affect where people will live and how business will be conducted as the U.S. and California adapt to new climate realities. The December UCLA Anderson Forecast will present its first post-election forecast and host two panels with experts on water, energy, productivity, and adaptation.

8:30 - 8:40a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:40 - 9:45a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
Leo Feler, Ph.D., Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Edward Leamer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson
William Yu, Ph.D., Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Leila Bengali, Ph.D., Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:45 - 9:55a Break
9:55 - 10:40a Panel: More Water From the Ocean, Less From the Sky - Water Policy and Business
Moderator: Erik Hoek, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Kathy Jacobs, Director, Center for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Arizona
Dr. Ellen Hanak, Ph.D., Vice President and Director - Water Policy, PPIC
Mark Gold, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ocean Protection Council, Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency
David Osias, Partner, Allen Matkins
10:40 - 11:25a Panel: Business Adaptation to Climate Change
Moderator: Magali Delmas, Ph.D., Professor, UCLA Anderson and Faculty Director, Impact
Carla Peterman, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison
Alex Bernhardt, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage Group
Lauren Riley, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, United Airlines
11:25 - 11:30a Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Key Topics
How will the election affect macroeconomic policy?
Is a 2021 stimulus package likely?
Is the recovery sustainable in the near-term?
Will the boom in housing in the U.S. and California continue?
What is the prospect for a return of tourism to California?
Will the California economy continue to outperform the U.S.?

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