Economic Outlook 2013: Will the Fiscal Fog Clear?

Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

PLNU’s chief economist, Dr. Lynn Reaser, joined State of California Controller John Chiang on Thursday, Nov. 15, at PLNU’s Economic Outlook 2013 to discuss “Will the fiscal fog clear?” This timely forum discussed jobs, housing, recovery, recession, and sequestration. Invaluable insights were provided through analysis of the local, state, national, and global economies in the year ahead, with a special focus on technology, military, and tourism. 

The forum was put on by PLNU’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute (FBEI) and held at the Liberty Station Conference Center in Point Loma. Torrey Pines Bank was pleased to be this year’s title sponsor.

Reaser, who was recently named chief economist for the Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors and also recently received the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Outlook Award for the most accurate economic forecast in 2011-12, discussed the 2013 outlook for the global, national, and local economies and financial markets. The Honorable John Chiang provided unique insights into the effect of the elections on California’s economy. At this time of heightened anxiety, and as crucial political and financial decisions are being made, Reaser concluded the event with meaningful strategies for business and personal planning and investing for the year ahead.