For over 60 years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has provided
forecasts for the economies of California and the United States. Founded by professor
Robert M. Williams in 1952, the national forecast has been recognized as one of the
most accurate, and has a reputation for being unbiased – a factor that the numerous
corporate and Wall Street forecasts cannot lay claim to. The UCLA Anderson Forecast
for California is the most widely followed and oft-cited in the state and was unique
in predicting both the seriousness of the early-1990s downturn, and the strength of
the state economy’s rebound since 1993.
Current director Edward E. Leamer along with economists Jerry Nickelsburg and David
Shulman, combine their own expertise with the latest computer based econometric models.
We have also begun providing regional forecasts for Los Angeles, Orange County, and other
local regional economies.
Our quarterly conferences are attended by a cross-section of business, government and
academic decision makers from all over California as well as the United States. We
typically draw 250-375 attendees. Many of our attendees subscribe to the Forecast, and
attend most or all of our quarterly conferences. Others are drawn by the specific topic
of a conference, such as the recent energy crisis, globalization, or entertainment as a
key part of the regional economy.
The Forecast Seminar, a quarterly forum sponsored by major corporations, state agencies,
and local governments, gives members access to new developments in forecasting technology
and software development. Seminar members include Western Financial Bank,
Wellpoint Health Networks, Southern California Edison, State of California entities such
as the Department of Finance, California Technology, Trade & Commerce Agency, and the State
Past Conferences and Notable Speakers:
September 2005: The Hispanic Impact on the California Economy
June 2005: What Goes Up Must Come Down: How Long Can This Hot Housing Market Last?
- Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
- Monica Lozano, Publisher, La Opinion
For more information, please contact us:
- David Shulman, former Chief Equity Strategist, Salomon Brothers and former Head REIT Analyst, Lehman Brothers
- Amy Crews Cutts, Deputy Chief Ecnomist, Freddie Mac
UCLA Anderson Forecast
Phone: (310) 825-1623
Fax: (310) 206-9940