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Forecast LA

April 20, 2016

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive (Gersten Pavilion)
Los Angeles, CA 90045

For the third year, Forecast LA brought together some of Southern California's most dynamic thought leaders to help answer pressing economic and quality of life questions facing Los Angeles County and its nearly 10 million residents.

  • Where are interest rates headed in 2016?
  • Can the average Angeleno buy a home this year?
  • Is financial market hand-wringing over falling oil prices warranted?
  • What has the drought meant for the state's economy so far?

Blending a comprehensive economic forecast with surveys of residents and leaders, Forecast LA stands apart from other economic outlook events and delivers new and more detailed insights into the near and long-term future of the region. A valuable networking opportunity, Forecast LA is an annual event hosted in partnership with Loyola Marymount University's Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.

Conference Materials

Forecast Presentations


Timothy Law Snyder
Loyola Marymount University
Ron Galperin
City of Los Angeles
Opening Remarks



Fernando J. Guerra
Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University
Public Opinion Survey
Shane P. Martin
Dean, School of Education
Loyola Marymount University
Leaders Opinion Survey



Christopher Thornberg
Founding Partner,
Beacon Economics
US, California, and Los Angeles Economic Forecast
Alex Padilla
Secretary of Education
State of California
Closing Remarks