November 15, 2002

The next UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference will highlight critical economic issues facing the global marketplace. The second annual California Competing in the Global Marketplace conference titled, "The Outlook for Globalization after Two Years of Turmoil," will present an update on the status and process of globalization and recent international events that have impacted the economic health of the world.

UCLA Anderson Forecast economists Edward Leamer, Tom Lieser and Chris Thornberg will present their latest economic projections on the nation, California and Los Angeles.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8 - 9 a.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Impact of South Asian Entrepreneurs on the California Economy and its Corresponding Impact in South Asia
Gurchuran Das, former CEO of P&G India and Aathor, India Unbound
Kanwal Rekhi, founder, The Indus Entrepreneurs
Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor, UCLA Anderson
Apurba Dutta, co-CEO of Nexgenix

Afternoon Keynote Address: Francisco Gil Diaz, finance minister of Mexico, will discuss the relationship between the economies of California and Mexico.

Globalization Outlook: European, Asian and Latin American Perspectives
Richard Waters, West coast editor, Financial Times
Sebastian Edwards, professor, UCLA Anderson (Latin America)
Russell Jones, chief international economist, Lehman Brothers (Asia)
Ulrich Kohli, chief economist, Swiss National Bank (Europe)

Friday, Dec. 6, 2002

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8 - 9 a.m.
UCLA Anderson Forecast Conference: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Japan: Will Growth Ever Return?
Kaoru Hayama, chairman of the board, Union Bank of California, N.A.
Etsuro Honda, deputy consul-general, Consulate-General of Japan, New York
Tom Plate, founder and director, Asiamedia; adjunct professor, UCLA

NAFTA A: Trade and Economics/NAFTA B: Labor and Immigration
Gustavo Mohar, Negociador, en jefe para assuntos migratorios internacionales
Colin Robertson, consulate general of Canada/Los Angeles
Jorge Duran, University of Guatelajara
Marco Firebaugh, state assemblymember
Ann Weston, vice president and coordinator of research, North-South Center, Ottawa

Korea: Is Recovery for Real?
Dr. Ahn Choong-Yong, president, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Peter Peck, director of research & academic affairs, Korea Economic Institute
Dr. Sung-Soo Yoon, professor, UCLA Anderson

Luncheon Keynote Address: Mickey Kantor, former secretary of commerce and US trade representative in the Clinton administration, will the rhetoric and reality of U.S. trade policy.

Greater China A: The PRC - The Outlook on Liberalization and Development
Greater China B: Taiwan and Hong Kong - Growing in the Shadow of China
Michael Brownrigg, partner, ChinaVest, San Francisco
James Tong, associate professor, political science; director, Center for East Asian Studies, UCLA
Ellen Mao, principal economist, Financial Services Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Timothy Bond, economist for Asia-Pacific, Merrill Lynch, Hong Kong
Dr. Sheng-Cheng Hu, minister of state, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (ROC)
Ron Nechemia, president, Eurorient Financial Group, Los Angeles

Israel: Economics in the Midst of Political Turmoil
Gil Livnah, Livnah & Associates; board member, The CA Israel Chamber of Commerce
Mohammed El-Erian, PIMCO Emerging Markets fund manager
Frank Lysy, senior advisor, IFC's economics department
Ogen Perry, Vertex Management
William Robbins, Convergent Ventures
Glenn Yago, Milken Institute
Oren Zeev, Apax Partners South America

Covel Commons/Northwest Auditorium Sunset Village, UCLA

Please contact UCLA Anderson's media relations office at (310) 825-9983, or for further information and/or to register for the conference.

Members of the public should contact UCLA Anderson Forecast office at (310) 825-1623 or via e-mail at to register to attend the conference. The conference is open to the public at a cost of $350 per quarter or through an annual membership.

Sponsorships provided by:
Financial Times; Wilbur Woo, vice chairman of the board, Cathay Bank; The Korea Economic Institute; and UCLA CIBER.

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