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Globalization and its Effect on the Economy - 9/24/08

Globalization and its Effect on the Economy - 9/24/08

Co-sponsored with the UCLA Anderson School of Business, this event will address national, state and regional economic forecasts as well as touch on the Upcoming Presidential Race. The cost for this event is $250/person if you pre-register before 11:59 pm on Sept. 19th.


Important: The deadline for pre-registration is 11:59pm, September 19, 2008. Registration fees thereafter will be $395 for Individual registrations and $1200 for Tables of Six. Use Promotion code Burkle0908.

September 24, 2008 | Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA | 7am - 12:00pm
Conference Fee: $350 | $250 w/ promotion code
Promotion Code: Burkle0908
Table of Six: $1200
Preferred Seating & Corporate Placard
Registration: 7am - 8am | Conference: 8am - 12 pm
Register Now!

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents
September 2008 Economic Outlook
Globalization and its Effect on the Economy
The U.S. Economy has continued to tread water with sluggish growth through the first half of 2008 in spite of a spate of bad news about high oil prices, high food prices, a weak financial sector with failure and near failure of large institutions and high consumer debt.

Given California’s role as a primary gateway for trade and commerce with the fast growing East, it is more important than ever that we gain additional insights into the intricacies and interconnectedness of the global economy. Please join the UCLA Anderson Forecast as we examine how “globalization” has evolved to encompass more than just trade and outsourcing. The value of our currency, mortgage rates and oil prices effect all of us in our everyday lives, and are all determined by global financial markets.
I. National, State and Regional Forecasts
  • Did the U.S.economy dodge a bullet or is this a prelude to a recession?
  • When will housing pull out of its nosedive?
  • What response can we expect from the Fed to oil and food price inflation and the weak dollar? What does all of this mean to California?
  • Which side of zero will California personal income growth be on?
  • How will California's Pacific Rim orientation help?
Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Ryan Ratcliff, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
II. Introduction of the Special Topic
Robert T. McGee, Director of Macro Strategy & Research, U.S. Trust
III. Keynote Address
John Lipsky, First Deputy managing Director, International Monetary Fund
IV. Presidential Candidates' Policy Discussion
With the presidential election right around the corner we will be showcasing expert discussions and debate on what impact the two candidates’ international policies will have on our economy as a whole.
Financial Times, (moderator)
Dr. Charles Wolf Jr., Distinguished Chair in International Economics, Rand Corporation
Dr. J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
More Panelists To Be Announced

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U.S. Trust Financial Times
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Burkle Center for International Relations