Dr. Christopher Thornberg

Dr. Christopher Thornberg

Trade uncertainty, stock volatility and a new political reality in 2019 are a few of the topics to be covered by Dr. Christopher Thornberg, leading national economist and founding partner of Beacon Economics, at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forecast Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 7:30 a.m. at Terranea Resort.

In his talk, “The Economic Outlook: Why So Glum?” Thornberg will address how the U.S. and California economies have progressed at a steady, sustainable pace since the 2015 commodity bust, and how the latest numbers show that trend continuing for the next year or more.

So why all the hand-wringing? Is it the still-brewing dispute with China and the potential effects of an all-out trade war? Is it the recent sell-offs in the stock market? Rising interest rates? Inflation? Do any of these concerns amount to a real threat to current economic growth? Come hear Thornberg’s latest outlook for employment, housing markets, income and spending, international trade, and other leading indicators. He’ll shed new light on where things are headed in the nation and state... and maybe what not to be worried about.

Tickets are $90/member, $100/nonmember, available through the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 310-377-8111 or palosverdeschamber.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

—Jeannette Parker-Fair

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