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Economic Forecast: 2015 - 'Breaking Bad or Breaking Free?'

Oct. 9, 2014


Cal State Fullerton economists Anil Puri and Mira Farka will discuss how well the economic recovery is doing during the 20th annual Economic Forecast Conference, "2015: Breaking Bad or Breaking Free?" presented by CSUF's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and the Orange County Business Council. Joining Puri and Farka will be Emile Haddad of FivePoint Communities.


Thursday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. registration
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. program


Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 92614


Individuals — $160, tables of 10 — $1,500
Sponsorships are available. To register, visit the website.


The presenters are:

  • Anil Puri, dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics since 1999 and co-director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.
  • Mira Farka, associate professor of economics and co-director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, previously served on Wall Street as a research consultant and an economist with Deutsche Bank in New York.
  • Emile Haddad, president and chief executive officer of FivePoint Communities, a real estate management company that manages master planned communities, including the Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine.


This year's forecast will look at the contrast between "a brighter cyclical near-term outlook — 'Breaking Free' — and the secular challenges that confront us in the longer-term — 'Breaking Bad'," Farka explained. "We will be discussing the juxtaposition between these two extremes and also discuss risks to the outlook. Chief among these is the path to normalization of interest rates," she said.

More Info:

Call Carol Spencer at 657-278-2857 or Sabra Benes at 949-794-7241

Media Contact:

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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