ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS/CO-DIRECTOR CSUF/WOODS CENTER FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
WHY: Economist at center that oversees local CEO economic survey, the Orange County
Business Expectations Index (OCBX).
IN THE NEWS: Advised OC executives to plan well, be cautious of wage increases, labor demand, and prudent spending at CSUF’s Spring Economic Forecast in April.
QUOTABLE: Predicted the period beyond the 12 months after April would “be precarious” due to economic issues. As a result, “we’re kind of bullish enough in the short term, but longer term we see a lot more troubles on the horizon.”