California's Economy: Do We Have One Left?
ALFRED GOBAR P'93
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1992

Our series on California closes on the troubling but
pertinent issue of how the recession and other
recent developments have effected the economy of our
state. It will be addressed by Alfred Gobar, an economics consultant of local as well as national prominence;
his biography appears in Who's Who in Orange County,
Who's Who in California
, and Who's Who in America.

Mr. Gobar was born on a large cattle and alfalfa ranch
in Lucerne Valley and educated in Whittier through
college. He received his Ph.D. from the University of
Southern California, then taught economics at a variety
of schools including USC and Cal State Fullerton.

Aside from his achievements in academics, Mr. Gobar
is a prominent economic consultant in the business
world. After ten years as a sales engineer, he entered
consulting in 1964 and formed his own firm, Darley-
Gobar Associates, which in 1969 became the second
largest real estate economics consulting firm in the
United States.

In 1973 the firm became known as Alfred Gobar
Associates, Inc. and downsized to fifteen people to
provide a higher quality product. This pursuit of high
quality employees has been successful; several members of the staff have also been featured in various Who's
Who
publications. Their clients include major entitlement companies, banks, and cities such as San Diego
and Chicago.

Please join us for this informative talk; Mr. Gobar will
be giving us his very best due to his "sincere interest in
avoiding embarassing Joe '93 in front of his peers."
Please return the enclosed slip to join us for the 5:30
reception and 6:00 dinner, to be followed by the 7:00
talk.