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Bill Watkins, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the CLU Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF). Prior to CERF, Bill Watkins ran the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project for ten years as Executive Director. He expanded the geographic scope of its core regional forecasting activities, and developed extensive consulting expertise. Immediately prior to joining the UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Watkins was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington D.C. where he worked and performed research in the Monetary Affairs Division. Bill received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Santa Barbara in 1998. He has been published in academic journals and in the popular press. He is often ...More
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  • Interests: Bonds, Stocks - long, Tech stocks
Center for Economic Research and Forecasting The Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at CLU is a recently formed group of three economists with extensive professional experience in forecasting and consulting. The center provides regularly updated forecasts of the United States, California, Oregon, and Ventura County economies. We also ...More
The CERF Blog The CERF blog contains almost daily blogs on important U.S. data releases, (GDP, CPI, jobs, unemployment rate, etc), as well as market commentary, and analytical essays on current macroeconomic policy and the economic outlook.
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