Click on the play button to hear a podcast interview with Christopher Thornberg, PhD
Christopher Thornberg, PhD, is founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and an expert in the study of regional economies, real estate dynamics, labor markets, and business forecasting. He has established a reputation as one of the state’s leading economic forecasters, currently serving as chief economic advisor to the California State Controller’s Office and serves as Chair of California State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors—the body that advises the state’s chief fiscal officer about emerging economic issues. Thornberg earned a PhD in business economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
In this podcast interview, Thornberg discusses the slew of recent data that portrays faltered growth for the American economy, and whether or not these hard economic times may indicate potential for a double-dip recession. He also discusses pressing issues such as oil prices and the housing market, and offers some insight into their effects on the national and state economies.
On June 21, 2011, Thornberg will join some of California’s most reputable forecasters at the upcoming event What’s Next LA? Entrepreneurialism and California’s Competitive Future. Speakers will deliver a new outlook for the U.S., California, and Los Angeles economies, revealing insights as to the direction the economy will take in the near and long-term future. The event will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. To register or learn more about the 2011 Los Angeles Economic Forecast Conference, visit BeaconEcon.com.