Nationally Acclaimed CSUF Economists: Recession Postponed, Not Completely Canceled
29th Annual Economic Forecast Conference co-hosted by CSUF and OCBC
ANAHEIM, CA (October 20, 2023) — California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) economists Dr. Anil Puri and Dr. Mira Farka described the economy—locally and nationally—as resilient, yet complex at the 29th Annual Economic Forecast Conference on October 19 in Anaheim. A collaboration of CSUF and Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the conference marked the release of the 2024 CSUF Economic Forecast Report.
Economists Dr. Puri and Dr. Farka attributed the complex landscape to mixed signals. One example being how soft landings and recessions are virtually indistinguishable. “Looking under the hood” to take a deeper look suggests that data itself is also complex, they shared. More than 425 guests attended the 29th Annual Economic Forecast Conference.
Dr. Anil Puri is the director of the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting at CSUF and Dr. Mira Farka, a Professor of Economics, serves as the Co-director of the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting at CSUF. Puri, who has served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at CSUF, most recently served as CSUF’s interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Farka has been published in academic journals and is a nationally recognized economist for the accuracy of her forecasts.
Title sponsor of the 29th Annual Economic Forecast Conference was Farmers & Merchants Bank.
About Orange County Business Council
For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development. The Council’s core initiatives include advocating for adequate investment in regional and statewide infrastructure, education development that leads to a competitive workforce, advocating for a range of housing, and developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth. Member organizations include businesses and local organizations representing a diverse cross section of industries including biomedical, construction, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, real estate, technology, tourism, transportation, real estate and utilities. For more information, visit ocbc.org.
Photo caption: Pictured at her first OCBC/CSUF Economic Forecast Conference October 19, 2023 is new Cal State Fullerton President Dr. Sylvia A. Alva, second from left, with (left to right) CSUF economist Dr. Anil Puri, economist Dr. Mira Farka, OCBC President and CEO Jeff Ball and Dean of the College of Business and Economics Dr. Sridhar Sundaram.