Noted Economist Dr. Christopher Thornberg to Discuss Southern California Economy at Virtual Spring Economic Forums

February 25, 2021

Dr. Thornberg to Provide Insights

Join Torrey Pines Bank for the 2021 Spring Economic Forums to learn how our regional economy fared during the past year’s unprecedented conditions with an expert opinion on what’s ahead. Featuring keynote speaker and noted economist, Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D., these virtual business events will share an updated analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on our national and local economies and zero in on the latest business trends affecting leading industries in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Economic Forum Focusing on San Diego County
Tuesday, March 2, 9 a.m. PST


Economic Forum Focusing on Los Angeles and Orange Counties
Thursday, March 4, 8 a.m. PST


“Dr. Thornberg is a well-known expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, as well as labor and real estate markets,” said John Maguire, Division CEO, Torrey Pines Bank. “His partnership with Torrey Pines Bank to provide his economic insights to our clients – and now to a broader regional audience as well, thanks to virtual event access – is invaluable to us and the businesses we serve.”

Thornberg will provide his insight about both the Southern California and national economy — identifying strengths, challenges and trends — and offer his expectations for the near future.

About Dr. Thornberg
Dr. Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, is one of the nation’s leading economists. Under his leadership, the firm has become one of the most respected research organizations in California, serving public and private sector clients across the United States.
An expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets, Dr. Thornberg has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public agencies. He became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007 and was one of the few economists on record to predict the global economic recession that followed.

Dr. Thornberg is the Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Development at UC Riverside and an Adjunct Professor at the School. He also serves on the advisory boards of Paulson & Co. Inc., a Wall Street hedge fund, and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Torrey Pines Bank

Torrey Pines Bank, the Southern California division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices throughout San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County, Torrey Pines Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Torrey Pines Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.

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