Economic Forum with Dr. Thornberg

Noted Economist Dr. Christopher Thornberg to Discuss Southern California Economy at Virtual Spring Economic Forums, Presented by Torrey Pines Bank

SAN DIEGO – Leading economist Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D., is the featured speaker at the Torrey Pines Bank Spring Economic Forums focusing on San Diego County from 9-10:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, March 2; and on Los Angeles and Orange Counties from 8-9:30 a.m.PT on Thursday, March 4. Both forums will be held virtually and are complimentary and open to all. Attendee registration is required.

What:    Torrey Pines Bank Spring Economic Forums with Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D.

When:   9-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2 (San Diego focus)

To Register:

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 on what’s ahead. Featuring keynote speaker and noted economist, Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D., this virtual business event 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.

“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.

Specifically, Thornberg will discuss:

Southern California

  • Labor Market
  • Wages
  • Demographics
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

National Economy

  • Global uncertainties and their effects on the U.S. economy
  • Expectations for consumer spending into 2022

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.

About Torrey Pines Bank

Torrey Pines Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With nine offices throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern California’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance was #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the most recent S&P Global Market Intelligence listing and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. For more information, visit