May Revision 2016: Economic Outlook May 15, 2016

We discuss the state's economic outlook, including the administration's assessment of the near-term economic outlook in the Governor's May Revision to his 2016-17 budget proposal.


The Stock Market Downturn and California's Finances August 28, 2015

We answer some questions we receive about California's budget and the stock market downturn of recent days.


Chinese Currency Turmoil and California's Economy August 25, 2015

Turmoil in global currency markets may produce positive and negative effects for California's economy.


2014 GDP: California Ranks 7th or 8th in the World July 1, 2015

Preliminary data on California's gross domestic product shows that the state's economy again was the seventh or eighth-biggest in the world in 2014. This ranking varies depending on the data source used.


Port Issues, Strong Dollar Curbed Exports in Early 2015 June 10, 2015

This note discusses recent international trade statistics for California and the likely negative effect of the strong U.S. dollar and seaport congestion on California exports.


Sagging Global Economy May Affect California January 13, 2015

Over the past few months, some of our major international trading partners have seen their economic growth slow. We examine how the California economy may be affected.


California Exports Around the World December 6, 2014

International trade is important to California's economy. The state's key international trading partnerships are diverse, including countries in North America, Asia, and Europe.


California Is the World's Eighth Largest Economy December 4, 2014

California's economy ranks among the largest on earth. As of 2013, it was larger than some of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized economies, such as Canada and Italy.