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Past Event

Navigating a Turbulent Economy: Annual Economic Forecast 2023

The Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast presented by Bank of America.

High inflation, rising interest rates, sweeping tech layoffs, a crypto meltdown. The recent economic news has been less than encouraging, leading the International Monetary Fund to warn of “storm clouds” descending on the global economy. At the same time, GDP in the United States grew to more than $20 trillion in 2022. The Bay Area, largely thanks to tech, had the fastest growing economy in the United States, with GDP increasing 4.8 percent. The United States is at or near full employment. What does it all mean for workers, investors, and Americans’ pocketbooks? What impact are the Fed’s actions having?

Michael Boskin of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, will share his insights into the U.S. economy, productivity, the evolution of work and impact of tech, and whether we will tip into a recession. UC Berkeley’s Maurice Obstfeld, former chief economist at the IMF, will assess the ongoing impact of the war in Ukraine, China’s COVID woes, and other trends shaping the global economy.

Join us for The Commonwealth Club’s annual Walter E. Hoadley Bank of America economic forecast.


This event is underwritten by Bank of America.

Bank of America


Media sponsors for this featured program:

San Francisco Business Times


February 2, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Michael Boskin

Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Chair, President’s Council of Economic Advisers under President George H.W. Bush

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Maurice Obstfeld

Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

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Ann E. Harrison

Economist and Dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.