2017 Economic Forecast featuring the UCLA Anderson Forecast


Date(s) - 10/21/2016
7:15 am - 9:00 am


Fairmont Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA
2017 Economic Forecast featuring the UCLA Anderson Forecast

The 2017 Economic Forecast presented by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is an annual event that attracts hundreds of Orange County business leaders, media and government officials and promises to deliver a powerful program presented by an esteemed and unprecedented panel of experts.

This year’s event will feature…

  • Jerry Nickelsburg – UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • John Brynjolfsson – Chief Investment Officer – Armored Wolf Family Holdings
  • Scott Baugh – Former California State Assemblyman and Assembly Republican Leader

Breakfast included. Self Parking – $6

For sponsorship information, please contact Steve Rosansky at 949-729-4404 or via eMail at steve@newportbeach.com.

Please register below to attend.

Featured Guest Speaker

Prospects for the U.S. and California Economies in 2017


Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Professor of Economics, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
  • Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Jerry Nickelsburg joined the UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2006. He teaches economics in the MBA program with a focus on Asian economies. At the Anderson Forecast he plays a key role in the economic modeling and forecasting of the National, and California economies. He has conducted research in the areas of labor economics, industrial organization, statistics, and international monetary economics, focusing on the development of new data and the application of economic theory and statistical methods to policy issues. His current academic research is on specific skills, structural unemployment, and the seasonal adjustment of time series. He is a regular presenter at Economic Conferences is cited in the national media including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1980 specializing in monetary economics and econometrics. He was formerly a professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and has held executive positions with McDonnell Douglas, FlightSafety International, and FlightSafety Boeing during a fifteen-year span in the aviation business. He also held a position with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors developing forecasting tools, and has advised banks, investors and financial institutions.

He has published over 100 scholarly and popular articles on monetary economics, economic forecasting and analysis, labor economics, and industrial organization and he is the author of two books on monetary economics and exchange rates.

Featured Guest Speaker

Investment Strategies for 2017

brynjolfssonJohn Brynjolfsson

  • Chief Investment Officer, Armored Wolf Family Holdings

John Brynjolfsson is chief investment officer at Armored Wolf Family Holdings, a family office focusing on identifying inflationary or deflationary pressures and investing from the long or short side in commodity, emerging market and other sectors. Before Armored Wolf Family Holdings, John was managing director and fixed income portfolio manager of real return products at PIMCO.

John’s expertise lie within inflation, deflation, commodities, emerging markets breaking news, making news and analysis.

Featured Guest Speaker

The 2016 Election Coin Toss

baughScott Baugh

  • Attorney, Newport Beach
  • Former California State Assemblyman and Assembly Republican Leader
  • 2004-2015 Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County

Scott Baugh is an attorney in Newport Beach, California.  Mr. Baugh also serves as the Sr. VP of Law and Government at Strathspey Crown, LLC.  Strathspey Crown is an innovative lifestyle healthcare-focused growth equity firm that partners with thousands of board certified physicians across the globe in the commercialization of groundbreaking technologies and services for patients worldwide.  In 1995, Mr. Baugh was elected to the California State Assembly.  In 1999, Mr. Baugh was elected as the Assembly Republican Leader.   In 2004, Mr. Baugh was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County and served as Chairman for 11 years from 2004 -2015, where he raised over twenty million dollars for Republican candidates. 

Mr. Baugh served on the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Governor Mitt Romney, and Senator Marco Rubio.  Mr. Baugh is also the founding Chairman of the OC Marathon that operates a marathon, a half marathon, several 5k’s and a “Kid’s Run.”  The Kids Run has over 8,000 participants from Orange County grammar schools and is designed to fight obesity by teaching children the importance of exercise and nutrition. 

Mr. Baugh is a 25-year resident of Huntington Beach where he lives  with his wife Wendy and son Jackson.