The Center for Economic Research & Forecasting

The Cal Lutheran team is one of California's best — which of course often means being willing to share bad news as well as good. Their presentation skills are exceeded only by the accuracy of their forecasting.

– Joel Kotkin, author, speaker and futurist

Nationally Recognized

We are a participant in the NABE Economic Outlook and Economic Policy surveys, the Economist's Presidential Election survey, Blackrock Investment Institute's Economic Cycle Survey, Dukascopy Bank's Economic Sentiment Survey, and CNNMoney's Monthly Jobs and Quarterly Economics surveys.

We are a participant in the Case-Shiller Macro Markets Home Price Expectations Survey.

Regional Experts

We are a member of SCAG Expert forecast panel.

Forecasts we publish

  • United States Quarterly Forecast - more
  • California Quarterly Forecast - more
  • Oregon Quarterly Forecast - more
  • Central Oregon Annual Forecast - more
  • Ventura County Annual Forecast - more

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Recent Events

  • Bill Watkins publishes the first of two pieces on California at
  • Bill Watkins joins the Reuters Global Markets Forum on June 30 to discuss outlook for US & California. Join them at
  • June 27: Bill Watkins presented the 2nd quarter US and California Economic Forecast in Fresno California.

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Union Bank of California

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