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Past Event

The Bank of America Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

The Commonwealth Club’s Bank of America Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast will be held on February 4, at noon. It will feature a macroeconomic update from Stanford University's Michael Boskin, a former chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a focused look at inflation from leaders facing the issue on-the-ground in California, including the head of the second largest port in America, as well as the CEO of a global supply chain company.

The forecast comes as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second full year, and the U.S. economy is in a murky and confusing state. Growth has returned, yet it has been accompanied by historically high inflation that is impacting many sectors of the economy.

Global supply chains have been strongly influenced by unpredictability in both virus waves and labor force participation, and planning for everything from inventory management to labor force participation continues to be in flux. Our annual forecast will focus on what this unpredictability will mean for the economy as a whole, particularly around inflation, and what it means for the American economy, American consumers and American investors in 2022.

Join us for this important discussion.

Notes

This event is underwritten by Bank of America.

Bank of America

Merrill

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February 4, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

Speakers
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Michael Boskin

Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Chair, President George H.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors

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Sarah Bohn

Vice President and John and Louise Bryson Chair in Policy Research and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

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Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Deputy Executive Director, Port of Long Beach, California

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Hannah Kain

President & CEO, ALOM Technologies

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Mary Huss

President and Publisher, San Francisco Business Times; Member, Board of Governors, Commonwealth Club—Moderator

Format

noon–1 p.m. program
(all times PST)