September 2020 Economic Outlook

Online Webinar
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

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Attendance is limited. Online registration closes 11:59 p.m. on 9/28/2020

UCLA Anderson Forecast in Partnership with Easton Technology Management Center and Fink Center for Finance presents

SEPTEMBER 2020 Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy continues to move through the COVID-19 pandemic and the deepest economic decline since the Great Depression. After a partial reopening of the economy, labor markets remain weak, bankruptcies are increasing, virus cases are higher than they were in Q2, and there is renewed concern about an apparent recovery being muted at best. In this environment, technology companies reported strong sales and profits, and the NASDAQ is at a record high. The September UCLA Anderson Forecast will present its updated U.S. and California forecasts and discuss, in conjunction with the Easton Technology Management Center and the Fink Center for Finance & Investments, how the boom in technology will lead the coming expansion and its impact on society and inequality.

8:00 - 8:05a Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
8:05 - 9:15a UCLA Anderson Forecast for the Nation and California
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
Leo Feler, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Q + A with the Forecast Team
9:15 - 9:25a Break
9:25 - 10:15a Will post-COVID19 Pandemic Finance Look Different for Tech?
A conversation with Dana Settle, Co-Founder and Partner, Greycroft, hosted by Lori Santikian
10:15 - 11:05a Technology Innovation Opportunities in an Era of COVID-19
A conversation with Scott Brady, Managing Partner, Innovation Endeavors, hosted by Terry Kramer
11:05 - 11:55a Tech, Inequality and Post-COVID19 Los Angeles
A conversation with Damien Goodmon, Founder and Executive Director, Crenshaw Subway Coalition hosted by Jerry Nickelsburg
12:00p Closing Remarks  
Key Topics
Bankruptcies are here and increasing.
Nasdaq is at an all-time high.
Are we in a long term environment of near-zero interest rates?
What are the dangers of inflation from fiscal and monetary policy?
Will the economy falter and extend the recession-the W scenario?
When and how will enough jobs be created to absorb the huge increase in the unemployed?
How are recent government actions (such as unemployment insurance payment increases and the Paycheck Protection Program) affecting California and the outlook for the state?
How has COVID-19 altered venture investing activities?
How will technology-based investments impact the California Economy?

UCLA Anderson Forecast