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“Looking Ahead During Extraordinary Times”


8:30 a.m. on March 8, 2022
Scherr Forum Theatre*

2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Join us for the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research & Forecasting (CERF) annual Ventura County Economic Forecast event, the premier networking and forecast event in the County.

This year’s event will include:

  • Matthew Fienup will present the 2022 Ventura County Economic Forecast publication, with in-depth analysis of the county’s economic performance in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, an update on the local housing market, and an assessment of the County’s economic and demographic future.
  • Featured Speaker: Danielle DiMartino-Booth, a global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance, will discuss the extraordinary policy interventions undertaken during times of crisis in the United States and the impacts to both Wall Street and Main Street.
  • United States and California Economic Forecast presentations: comprehensive forecast presentations for the national and state economies.
  • The premier networking opportunity in the County.

Early registration ticket price – $75.00 (until March 4th); free for CLU faculty, staff, and students. $95.00 after March 4th.

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Featured Speaker

Danielle Booth

Danielle DiMartino-Booth, National Speaker and full-time columnist for Bloomberg View

Danielle DiMartino-Booth is a full-time columnist for Bloomberg View and a commentator frequently featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, Fox Business News, Yahoo Finance and other major media outlets. DiMartino-Booth spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas where she served as Advisor to President Richard W. Fisher throughout the financial crisis until 2015. Her work at the Fed focused on financial stability and the efficacy of unconventional monetary policy, and her position at the Fed gave her a front row seat to the extraordinary interventions undertaken during the Financial Crisis and their ultimate effect on economic growth and economic equality for the nation. DiMartino-Booth’s work inside the Fed is the basis of her book FED UP: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America. ​


Forecast Presentation


Matthew Fienup, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research & Forecasting (CERF)
Matthew Fienup is the Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research & Forecasting at California Lutheran University. He is also Assistant Professor of Economics and teaches courses in Econometrics, Macroeconomics and Environmental Economics in CLU’s Masters of Quantitative Economics Program. Matthew is a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey. He was the recipient of 2019 and 2020 Crystal Ball Awards for the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (formerly the Case Shiller Home Price Survey). CERF’s U.S. home price forecast received multiple top-3 rankings among more than 100 forecasts included in the survey.

Matthew completed his doctorate in Environmental Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. He returned to school to pursue his PhD after running a small business in Ventura County for more than a decade. His other specialties are California Natural History, technical rock climbing and photography. Matthew graduated summa cum laude from Brooks Institute of Photography and spent more than 15 years working as a professional climbing guide.