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Economists Thornberg to discuss “Understanding the economic consequences of the lockdown”

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Beacon Economics founder Christopher Thornberg asks what’s not to like about the economy during his annual South Bay Economics Forecast last Friday at Terranea Resort. Photo by Kevin Cody

“No end to this expansion in sight, despite the all the insane headlines,” Beacons Economics founder Christopher Thornberg told the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce at its annual installation breakfast in January. 

Thornberg compared the economy to Goldilocks’ porridge. “Not too hot, not too cold.”

The economist made his name as a forecaster by predicting the 2008 Great Recession in 2006, a recession almost all other forecasters missed.

On Thursday, June 18 at 1 p.m., in a talk again hosted by the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce, Thornberg will discuss “What shape recovery: Understanding the Economic Consequences of the Lockdown.” Hopefully, he will also discuss how he missed forecasting the Great Recession of 2020.

The talk will be online. Tickets are $20 for chamber members, $25 for non members at  ER


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