Shadow Politics, April 19, 2020
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guest, Matthew Fienup Ph.D.
Headlined Show, Shadow Politics April 19, 2020
With more than 16 million new unemployment claims and four stimulus bills on Capitol Hill, is the US headed for a recession? If so, how deep might this recession be, and how long will it last? Our guest is Matthew Fienup, Ph, D., Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University. We will speak with him to learn about his financial forecast for the country. Tune in!
Guest, Matthew Fienup Ph D
Matthew Fienup, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University. He teaches courses in Econometrics and Environmental Economics in the Masters of Quantitative Economics program.
His specialties are applied econometric analysis, the economics of land use, and environmental markets. Matthew is a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey. He is also the Chair of the Fox Canyon Water Market Group and was recently chosen by Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency to serve as exchange administrator for an innovative, first of its kind water market pilot program.
Matthew returned to school to pursue his PhD after running a small business in Ventura County for more than a decade. His other specialties include California Natural History, technical rock climbing and photography. Matthew graduated summa cum laude from the Brooks Institute of Photography and has spent more than 15 years working as a professional climbing guide.
Matthew completed his doctorate in environmental economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara.
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