Adjunct Full Professor and Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Jerry Nickelsburg joined the venerable UCLA Anderson Forecast in 2006 as senior economist. Now Forecast director, he is responsible for analyzing and forecasting the California economy, not only for use by others for budgetary purposes, but also to bring independent policy issues to the fore. Nickelsburg has conducted special studies into the future of manufacturing in Los Angeles, the distribution of income, the economic impact of the writers’ strike, the aerospace industry, the undocumented construction and manufacturing labor force, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the garment industry, focusing on the development of new data and the application of economic theory and statistical methods to sector-specific issues.
As Home Prices Soar Elsewhere, California Starts to Seem Almost Reasonable
Will the narrowing price gap bring an end to the state’s out-migration?
A $15 Minimum Wage May Have (Partially) Arrived, But Who Pays?
Study of L.A.-area restaurants gauges effect on owners, customers, landlords
The Dollar: That Other Trade Problem
A strong currency makes U.S. exports harder to sell, even outside of China
Tech Sector Propels California’s Economy Faster than the Nation’s
New economic indicator allows forecasters to monitor the state's performance more closely
Some Unfortunate Truths about Trade
The troublesome relationship between tariffs, trade deficits and the tenuous economic recovery
Which Policies Best Counter Mass Layoffs? Maybe None
A study of military base closures finds that labor-friendly policies had little effect on job growth after the layoffs
Impact of High-Speed Rail: Surprising Data on Real Estate Prices
In Japan, speedier commutes let workers live farther from jobs, taking some pressure off high-priced housing markets