Picture of Dr. James L. Doti presenting in front of a screen that shows a previous NAHB Housing Market Index and Supply of Unsold Homes

Chapman University presents:
Economic Forecast, December 2024

Thursday, December 12, 2024 | 3:00 p.m. 

Dr. Jim Doti and his team of expert economists will revisit their findings for 2024 and provide crucial insights for the remainder of the year. Be among the business leaders who learn firsthand from experts with long track records of accuracy. Chapman’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research has been a top predictor of real GDP, unemployment rates, GDP price deflators and housing starts for almost 20 years among Blue Chip survey participants.

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. Seating for this event will be General Admission: attendees may select their own seats upon arrival on first-come, first-served basis.

To view virtually, register for the Virtual Economic Forecast Update.

For more information about the event, please visit the Economic Forecast Website


Dr. Doti Dr. Jim Doti

President Emeritus and Professor of Economics 

James Doti earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Nobel Laureates Gary Becker, Milton Friedman and George Stigler.

Dr. Doti came to Chapman as a faculty member in 1974. He founded the Anderson Center for Economic Research in 1978 and served as its inaugural director until 1985, when he became dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics. Dr. Doti was appointed as president of Chapman University in 1991 and served for 25 years. In September 2016, he returned to the Chapman faculty.

Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in academic journals as well as periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His frequent op-eds appear in the Orange County Register, and he is a regular columnist for Orange County Business Journal. He is also the co-author of two econometrics texts and co-editor of a collection of readings in free enterprise that received the Templeton Honor Award for Scholarly Excellence.

Dr. Sfeir Dr. Raymond Sfeir

Director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, and Professor of Economics

Professor of Economics and Management Science. Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Sfeir teaches microeconomics, applied econometrics, statistics and forecasting. His research interests include operations research, capital asset pricing models and applied economics. Dr. Sfeir conducts the quarterly survey of purchasing managers in California and is quoted frequently in The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register. He is currently studying the performance of the manufacturing sector in California and the Advanced Industries. 


Fadel Lawandy Fadel N. Lawandy, CAIA

Director of the Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance, Director of the Janes Financial Center, and Clinical Associate Professor of Real Estate and Finance

Clinical Associate Professor Fadel Lawandy currently serves as the Director of the C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Janes Financial Center at Chapman University, his alma mater. He earned both a B.S. in Business Administration -International Business and Finance from the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics and later received an MBA from Norwich University.

His experience within the financial industry expands twenty-five years, and his articles, co-authored with Dr. Doti, have appeared in many periodicals. Prior to joining Chapman University, he held the position of Managing Director of Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC. He also co-founded Hunter Wise Capital Partners, LLC, a company dedicated to the creation and management of opportunity funds. Among his areas of interest, he specializes in investment banking, credit management, commercial/residential real estate and portfolio management, to name a few.


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In observance of the holiday, we will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 7/3/24. We will return at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 7/8/24.