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New economic outlooks for the U.S., California, and Inland Empire, covering key indicators such as employment, consumer spending, housing markets, GDP, and more.
2020 has been a year of unprecedented economic turbulence and painful civil unrest… and a rancorous presidential election is still on the way. What are the key takeaways from the past year’s trauma and what will 2021’s economy look like for the U.S., California, and the Inland Empire?

Today’s tumultuous environment demands incisive analysis and accurate forecasting. Get both on October 13th.

This year's virtual conference is being provided free of charge.

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Oct 13, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Christopher Thornberg, PhD
Director @UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting & Development
Christopher Thornberg is Director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and an Adjunct Professor at the School. He is also the Founding Partner of Beacon Economics LLC. An expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets, Dr. Thornberg has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Diego, the Inland Empire, Seattle, Orange County, Sacramento, Nevada, and other geographies across the nation. Dr. Thornberg became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007, and was one of the few economists on record to predict the global economic recession that followed.
Taner Osman, PhD
Research Manager @UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting & Development
Taner Osman is Manager of Regional and Sub-Regional Analysis at the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Dr. Osman plays a leading role in many of the Center’s principal research projects, which currently include developing labor market analyses and industry profiles for a variety of regional economies. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and an instructor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how local economic development and land use policies affect the performance of industries and regional economies. He also specializes in the impact of high-technology industries on local economies. In addition to his role at the Center, he is also Research Manager at Beacon Economics LLC.