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Economic Forecasting

Economic forecasts are generated by the Chapman Econometric Model - a quarterly econometric model of the United States, California, and Orange and Riverside/San Bernardino counties - developed by Chapman faculty and students. The Chapman Model makes it possible to forecast the direction of key economic indicators and thus enables local communities to make more efficient planning and investment decisions. The growing recognition of the Anderson Center's research activities is evident by research results quoted in Business Week, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Orange County Register, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S.A. Today.

Community Services Database

The Anderson Center has established a database that is a comprehensive source of economic data for California and Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside/San Bernardino counties.

Working Papers

The Anderson Center performs research relating to various local and national economic issues. A complete list of these reports is available from the Center.

Business Surveys

The Anderson Center regularly conducts a number of business surveys. The surveys focus on trends and economic issues facing both business and the consumer.

Quarterly Surveys

California and Orange County Purchasing Managers Survey

Similar to its national counterpart, the purchasing managers survey analyzes the direction of manufacturing activity in the state and county. The results are available to the public upon request.

California Consumer Sentiment Survey

Similar to national surveys conducted monthly by the University of Michigan and the Conference Board, the California consumer sentiment survey analyzes consumers' attitudes relating to the current and future conditions of the state economy.

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