CERF in the News
An updated listing of all of CERF's appearances in the news media.
California decision-makers must begin to think far more strategically and grasp the significance of developing economic and social trends or face losing a huge portion of the state's middle-class residents within the next two decades.
A California court’s approval this week of the city of Stockton’s bankruptcy protection sets up a battle between Wall Street investors and the state’s pension giant, CalPERS, over whether pensions of municipal workers must share the pain.
California's stubbornly high unemployment rate reflects structural problems that simply will not go away.
Declining birth and migration rates have slowed California's population growth to a crawl and "it's only a matter of time before California's population declines," California Lutheran University economist Bill Watkins declares in a new report on the state's demographic and economic prospects.
California’s economic growth in the next two years will be slow and steadily accelerating because government policy has choked off a vigorous recovery.
Low births and more people moving out of California than moving in have resulted in the slowest California population growth rates ever observed since the beginning of the 20th century, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting. Read more...
A new forecast from a Ventura County economist being presented in Sacramento today says that signs of a state housing recovery may be premature.
Ray Deutsch and Lawnae Hunter; Guest Commentary
This is the third column submitted by the Economic Alliance of Northern Santa Barbara County, or EconNSBC, the banner under which friends and neighbors have come together as concerned citizens to overcome the economic troubles we face.
Kristian Foden-Vencil, Mail Tribune
Oregon's gross domestic product last year was much higher than previously believed -- according to a new report out of the California Lutheran University.
Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee
Each month, federal and state officials release new employment data, and the numbers are closely perused as a running barometer of the state's troubled economy.