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In the News

The Lowe Institute of Political Economy’s research and economists are regularly featured by major news outlets and industry publications. See our latest news coverage:

8-17-23: The Economist: “The Hollywood strikes reveal Los Angeles’s deepest anxieties”

8-3-2022: San Bernardino Sun: “National recession vs. Inland Empire recession: Where do we stand?” by Manfred Keil, Robert a. Kleinhenz and Muxi Li (Download PDF)

2-24-2022: ABC 7 News: “How Russian invasion of Ukraine could impact SoCal economy”

2-8-22: The Press-Enterprise: “A Look at the Inland Empire’s Economic Recovery in 2021 and Outlook for 2022”

12-28-2021: San Bernardino Sun: “21 Things to Be Thankful for in 2021” by Sarah Chen and Manfred Keil

4-16-2021: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: “The economy’s going to be hot this summer” by Manfred W. Keil and Robert A. Kleinhenz

3-17-2021: 91.9 KVCR News: “Dr. Manfred Keil Discusses the Economy One Year After the Start of the Pandemic” 


Leading Political Economy Experts & Research

The Lowe Institute of Political Economy is a leader in economic research for the Southern California region and beyond, and our economists are available as subject matter experts for media inquiries.

The Lowe Institute provides up-to-date economic data and analysis:

  • The Institute is a well-established think tank that has been producing original faculty-student research for more than 35 years.
  • The Institute’s faculty and contributing researchers include experienced and well-respected economists who are active professors and researchers.
  • The Institute’s research covers a wide range of economic and public policy issues and is regularly published in top, peer-reviewed economics, finance, and government journals.

Ask a Political Economy Expert

The Lowe Institute’s economists are available for interviews upon request and based on availability. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team, which includes the following subject matter experts:

Cameron A. Shelton, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
Cameron Shelton

Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy

Cameron Shelton

Professor Shelton’s research focuses on how the institutions that structure political competition affect macroeconomic policy and outcomes.

He can discuss the following and more:

  • Gerrymandering 
  • Political competition
  • Political economy  
  • Macroeconomics (economic events and forecasting)
Manfred Keil, Associate Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.
Manfred Keil

Associate Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy

Dr. Keil has been leading the Institute’s Inland Empire economic forecast team since 2009, and he is the chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership.

He can discuss the following and more:

  • Southern California and regional economic development
  • California relative performance
  • unemployment
  • inflation
  • GDP growth
  • labor market issues
  • business cycle and related forecasts (recession)


Request an Interview

If you are a member of the media who would like to schedule an interview with one of our political economy experts, please contact us with the details of your request.

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