What’s Next LA: The Road to Economic Recovery (A Preview)

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Dave Smith, PhD
Dave Smith, PhD
Chris Thornberg, PhD
Chris Thornberg, PhD

In this video interview, David Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and Christopher Thornberg, PhD, GBR Editorial Review Board Member and founding principal of Beacon Economics, discuss where the U.S. and California economy are going in 2009 and beyond.

Hear more from Christopher Thornberg on July 28 at the Los Angeles Economic Forecast Conference: “What’s Next LA? The Road to Economic Recovery,” sponsored by the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Beacon Economics, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce .

Other featured speakers include Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, Dean of the Graziadio School, Brad Kemp, Director of Regional Studies for Beacon Economics, and John Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School. Visit beaconecon.com to register and for more information.

Questions for Christopher Thornberg

  1. Why is California different from the rest of the nation in this recession?
  2. Where do you see inflation and interest rates going in the next year?
  3. What about the banking sector? What do you see happening in both the short and long term?
  4. Both home sales and mortgage delinquencies are rising. Which matters more to the housing market recovery?
  5. How do you see the state and city budget shaping up in the next year?
  6. How does Los Angeles fit into the recovery in the state?  What industries do you see leading the way out of this downturn?
  7. What should viewers know about the economy today and where we’ll be a few years from now?

Related in the GBR

What Happened to the U.S. Housing Market? by Peggy Crawford, PhD, and Terri Young, PhD

What Determines Which Businesses Win and Which Lose? Insights from Keith McFarland, author of The Breakthrough Company by Wayne Strom, PhD

Investing for Income in a Down Economy by Steven Ferraro, PhD, CFA

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David M. Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics
David M. Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics
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