Welcome to High Desert Economic Summit

Keynote Economist

 Chris Thornberg

Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside’s School of Business Administration

Christopher Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. He is also Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside’s School of Business Administration. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most adamant predictors of the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007, and of the global economic recession that followed. Since 2006, he has served on the advisory board of Wall Street hedge fund, Paulson & Co. Inc. Read more about Chris Thornberg.

 

 

Provides support to higher education

Proceeds from the High Desert Economic Summit support the mission of the Victor Valley College Foundation.

Read more about this year's specific education initiative.