San Francisco Economic Outlook for 2020


UC Hastings and UCLA Anderson Forecast present

San Francisco Economic Outlook for 2020

The current epidemic of COVID-19 is affecting the world economy. How does that impact the California and the Bay Area? In a new forecast to be released March 12, the UCLA Anderson Forecast team provides some analysis.

And then there are public pensions and public finance. The upcoming UCLA Anderson Forecast / UC Hastings College of Law conference will unravel the many layers of events affecting the outlook for the State and Bay Area, and provide insights as to where the economy is headed, and where it might lose its footing.

This 3rd Annual Regional Economic outlook in San Francisco will bring together people representing law firms, public and private sectors, government and academia to discuss what's coming ahead for the local economy, across the state and the nation.

1:00 - 1:30p Registration + Light Refreshments
1:30 - 1:40p Welcome + Introductions

1:40 - 2:25p Economic Outlook for the Nation, California and the Bay Area
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Leila Bengali, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
2:25 - 2:40p Q & A
2:40 - 3:00p Break
3:00 - 3:50p Keynote Address: Public Pensions - Where Are We Today?
John Chiang, President,; Director, ApolloMed; former Treasurer and Controller, State of California
3:50 - 4:50p Expert Panel: Where Do Pensions Go From Here? Legal and Business Considerations 
Moderator: Jared Ellias, Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
Scott James, General Counsel, Data Collective
Joe Nation, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Stanford University
John Rothfield, Investment Director - Research and Strategy Group, CalPERS Investment Office  
5:00p Closing
5:00 - 6:00p Networking Reception
Some Key Topics
How Does COVID-19 affect the U.S. economy? The California Economy?
What about inflation and the Fed's 2% target?
Will unemployment rates jump in 2020?
Will rising geopolitical tensions derail the economy?
What is the economic outlook for the San Francisco Bay Area?
What economic challenges does the Bay Area face?

UCLA Anderson Forecast