March 2021 Economic Outlook

Online Webinar
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

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Attendance is limited. Online registration closes 11:59 p.m. on 3/08/2021

UCLA Anderson Forecast In COllaboration with
UCLA Health presents

March 2021 Economic Outlook

There is a new administration in Washington and the Pandemic still rages. Economic relief, stimulus and infrastructure spending proposals are going to be debated in Congress. And the pandemic will have profound implications for the health care industry including technology, tele-medicine, and supply chains. How these will affect the economic outlook and the business of health care are topics to be explored at the March UCLA Anderson Forecast conference.

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 Keynote Address 
Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation
10:40 - 11:25a Panel: Pandemic Induced Change in the Business of Health Care 
Moderator: Leila Bengali, Ph.D., Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Elaine Batchlor, M.D., CEO, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Desert Horse-Grant, Senior Director, Research and Innovation, UCLA Health & Co-Executive Director, UCLA Biodesign 
Omkar Kulkarni, MPH, Chief Innovation Officer, Children's Hospital 
Murray Ross, Ph.D., Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.; Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy 
Leah Vriesman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Executive Education Programs in Health Policy and Management, Center for Healthcare Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health  
11:25 - 11:30a Closing Remarks
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Key Topics
As more people get vaccinated, what will be the path of the economic recovery?
What will be the economic impact of the Biden Administration's fiscal stimulus and infrastructure programs?
What explains the variation of death rates due to COVID-19 across the country?
How were economic forces driving trends in the health care sector before the 2020 recession?
How has the 2020 recession changed or accelerated health care trends?

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