2016 Economic Forecast featuring the UCLA Anderson Forecast


Date(s) - 10/23/2015
7:15 am - 9:00 am


Fairmont Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA
2016 Economic Forecast featuring the UCLA Anderson Forecast

The 2016 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 and William Yu from the UCLA Anderson Forecast and Edwin Fuller from Orange County Visitors Association.

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.

 UCLA Anderson Forecast Speakers

NickelsburgJerry 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.

From 2000 to 2006, he was the Managing Principal of Deep Blue Economics, a consulting firm he founded. He has been the recipient of the Korda Fellowship, USC Outstanding Teacher, India Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Lecturer and is a Fulbright Scholar. 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.


WilliamYu PhotoWilliam Yu, Ph.D.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Economist

Emphasis on the Los Angeles economy

Expert on Asian emerging economies and U.S. impacts

William Yu joined the UCLA Anderson Forecast in 2011 as an economist. At Forecast he focuses on the economic modeling and forecasting of Los Angeles economy. He also conducts research and forecast on Asian emerging economies, especially China, and their impacts on the US economy. His research interests include a wide range of economic and financial issues, such as time series econometrics, stock, bond, real estate, and commodity price dynamics, human capital, early childhood education, industry analysis, and urban economics. He has published over a dozen research articles in Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Health Care Finance, Journal of Education Finance, Economic Affairs, and Global Economic Review, etc.

He developed the City Human Capital Index and the Los Angeles City Employment Estimate and presented to the Mayor of Los Angeles City. He regularly presents to various local business, nonprofit, and government communities, including Woo Greater China Business Conference, Los Angeles City Controller and Southern California Association of Governments. He has been cited in the local, national and overseas media frequently including Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Bloomberg, CBS Money Watch, Al Jazeera, U-T San Diego, LA Daily News, LA Daily Breeze, Straits Times, NBC, ABC, CNBC, CNN, and NPR, as well as various Chinese media.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from National Taiwan University in 1995 and was an analyst in Fubon Financial Holding in Taipei from 1997 to 2000. In 2006, he received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Washington where he was also an economics instructor and won two distinguished teaching awards. In 2006, he worked for the Frank Russell Investment Group for Treasury and corporate yields modeling and forecasting. From 2006 to 2011, he served as an assistant and an associate professor of economics at Winona State University where he taught courses including forecasting methods, managerial economics, international economics, intermediate macroeconomics, introductory macroeconomics, money and banking, and Asian economies.


FullerEdwin D. “Ed” Fuller

President and C.E.O., Orange County Visitors Association
Internationally recognized hospitality industry leader, educator & best selling author
40-year career with Marriott International, Inc. as President & Managing Director, International Lodging

Internationally recognized hospitality industry leader, educator and best-selling author, Ed Fuller is President of Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides opportunities and services to independent providers of business consulting services following a 40 year career with Marriott International, Inc. as their President & Managing Director of International Lodging.  Author of the best selling business book, “You Can’t Lead With Your Feet On The Desk”, published in 2011.  Over the years, in addition to his business world experience, Mr. Fuller has focused his energies on supporting educational and corporate social responsibility activities. An active alumnus of Boston University, he is former Vice Chairman of its Board of Overseers, former President of the University’s Alumni Association and a former Trustee. He currently is Chairman of its hospitality and management schools’ Advisory Boards and serves on the President’s International Advisory Board. In 1998, he received the Alumni Award, the University’s highest honor.  Since 2012, he has served as visiting professor of leadership at the University’s School of Hospitality.  Mr. Fuller was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County (California) Visitors Association in 2013.