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UCSB Economic Forecast Project

May 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

$25 - $200
UCSB Economics Department Chair Peter Rupert delivers mostly good news during Thursday's 33rd annual economic summit for Santa Barbara County at the Granada Theatre, Courtesy photo of the Granada Theatre

UCSB Economics Department Chair, Peter Rupert, Courtesy photo of the Granada Theatre

The UCSB Arts and Lectures presents the Economic Forecast Project on Tuesday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m at the Granada Theatre!

Highly influential speakers will discuss detailed economic and demographic data and analysis of the Santa Barbara region to citizens, government agencies, businesses, non-profits, and other users.Russ Roberts, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution,host of the award-winning podcast EconTalk and the author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life will take the stage, followed by Esther George, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Also speaking is Pablos Holman, a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker who helped create the world’s smallest PC, 3D printers at Makerbot, and spaceships with Jeff Bezos. Currently, Holman is working for Nathan Myhrvold and Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

The Santa Barbara County economic forecast will be delivered by Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

Tickets are $200 for the General Public and $25 for UCSB Students. and can be purchased by calling the Theatre’s box office at 805/ 899-2222 or by clicking here!

Admission includes a pass to the entire half-day Summit, a copy of the 2017 Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook report, and Continental Breakfast before the event from 7:30 – 8:30 AM.


—Danielle Hazlett