...despite its severity, we believe that the slump in stock prices will prove an intermediate movement and not the precursor of a business depression such as would entail prolonged further liquidation...
Harvard Economic Society
Winter/Spring 2014 Commercial Real Estate Survey Results
Los Angeles, January 29, 2014 – The latest Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey signals continued optimism among developers – a slight increase in confidence across commercial real estate submarkets since the survey was last conducted in June 2013. The biannual survey projects a three-year-ahead outlook for the state's commercial real estate industry and forecasts potential opportunities and challenges affecting office, industrial and multi-family sectors. more
Los Angeles, December 5, 2013 -- In its third quarterly report of 2013, the UCLA Anderson Forecast’s outlook for the United States asserts that the U.S. economy is “returning to normalcy.” And while the economy will not be “normal” by historical standards, it will be noticeably better than in recent years.
California High-Speed Rail and Economic Lessons from Japan
With eyes on the California High Speed Rail (CHSRL) as Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature take up issuance of construction bonds approved by the voter passage of Proposition 1A of 2008, Nickelsburg and co-author Saurabh Ahluwalia evaluated similar rail development in Japan. Under “project vision and scope” on the CHSRL Authority website, three categories of benefits for the rail project are considered: economic, environmental and community. Nickelsburg and Ahluwalia focused only on the induced economic development benefits in an essay titled, “California High-Speed Rail and Economic Lessons from Japan.” read more
California trade with Asia-Pacific Up
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director, Edward Leamer discusses Trade in an Interview with The California Report
Los Angeles, Mar. 30, 2011 - The story on trade in California is dramatically different from the rest of the nation. Nationwide, only 1 percent of companies export. California exporters shipped $11.7 billion worth of goods abroad in January alone, a number that hasn't been seen since 1987.