Principal at Beacon Economics
Christopher Thornberg is back with Bruce Norris discussing recent CEOs being fired or leaving financial firms, past bubbles vs. current real estate bubble, bond ratings, affordability issues in real estate, Super SIV fund, how real estate will change consumer spending, how foreclosures will effect prices, foreclosures in some of the most respected and stable financial institutions, possible bank solutions, what rental markets will do in the coming years, and why banks will have a hard time if they set bad precedents.
Christopher Thornberg is a founding partner of Beacon Economics. Dr. Thornberg is an expert in the study of regional economies, real estate dynamics, labor markets and business forecasting. He has been involved in a number of special studies measuring the impact of important events on the economy, including the NAFTA treaty, the California power crisis, port security, California water transfer programs and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Prior to launching Beacon he worked with the UCLA Anderson Forecast where he regularly authored the outlooks for California, Los Angeles and the East Bay as well as performing a number of specialized forecasts for regions and industries. Dr. Thornberg lectures on a regular basis at a variety of public and private events, has appeared on CNN, Fox News and CNBC and is widely quoted in the press. He received his Ph.D in Business Economics from The Anderson School and his B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He specializes in International and Labor Economics. Dr. Thornberg continues to teach in the MBA program at UCLA and previously held a faculty position in the economics department at Clemson University.