Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
William Yu focuses on economic modeling, forecasting and the Los Angeles economy for the UCLA Anderson Forecast. His research interests include economic and financial issues such as time series econometrics, data analytics, stock, bond, real estate, commodity price dynamics, human capital and innovation. He teaches business forecasting and data science at UCLA Anderson and UCLA Extension and serves as a faculty advisor for Anderson’s Applied Management Research field study program.
Manufacturing Might Pull Its Weight in Next Recovery
Unlike in past cycles, factory jobs are showing strength ahead of expected downturn
Los Angeles, Long a Laggard in Education, Gaining Ground on Other Major Metros
Younger residents’ schooling boosts the region’s economic prospects
COVID-19 Death Rates Vary Widely by County, But Why?
As the pandemic wears on, a search for the factors that cost lives
Is the $1 Trillion Coastal Housing Market a Future Financial Crisis?
Homebuyers ignore warnings of rising seas; lenders keep lending
Where College Graduates Gather, Prosperity Rises
Data show growth of educated adults in city populations
Does a Rising Tide of High-Wage Tech Jobs Really Lift All Boats?
Analysis shows an increase in jobs for low-wage workers, but the buying power of their paycheck declines
The Dollar: That Other Trade Problem
A strong currency makes U.S. exports harder to sell, even outside of China
Some Unfortunate Truths about Trade
The troublesome relationship between tariffs, trade deficits and the tenuous economic recovery