A new report from the Center for Economic Research & Forecasting at California Lutheran University underscores the ferocity of the debate around re-opening the economy. CERF forecasters Matthew Fienup and Dan Hamilton now project a stunning, nearly 20 percent drop in GDP and Great Depression levels of job losses, followed by a long, slow U-shaped Read More →
California Lutheran University’s economic forecast group is warning that policymakers have limited options to head off a downturn that could be worse than the Great Recession. In an update to recent forecasts, the Center for Economic Research & Forecasting warns that massive stimulus efforts may not help speed a recovery if “countless numbers of small Read More →
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A rock climbing expert with an innate curiosity about markets, Matthew Fienup found his calling in his mid-30s when he won admission to a doctoral program at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Management. Now 41 and a professor in California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research & Forecasting, he’ll get a view from Read More →