GUEST LECTURER-Bill Watkins-"Is California's Future Still Golden?" March 8

Bill Watkins, an expert on economic forecasting, will lecture on Friday March 8, 2013 @ 12PM in Plumas 102.  He is the Executive Director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting and associate professor of economics.  Watkins has served as the Exec. Dir of UC Santa Barbara, Economic Forecast Project.  Previously, he served as an economist in the Monetary Affairs Division of the Board of Governors of the Fed Reserve Sys in Wash. DC.  Watkins has been widely published in academic journals, traditional media and new media.  He is quoted on the issues of demographic trends, economic development, workforce issues, equity, and California economics.