To explore the economic issues facing the next governor of California, the UCLA economics department is hosting a discussion on Monday, Oct. 29. The panelists will be William Simon, assistant adjunct professor of economics at UCLA and 2002 candidate for governor, and Wesley Yin, UCLA associate professor of public policy who served the Obama administration as an economist. Economics professor Lee Ohanian will moderate the event.

Yin, who also teaches in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, served in the U.S. Treasury Department and as the senior economist on the White House council of economic advisors during Obama’s presidency.

The discussion, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Korn Convocation hall, will highlight some of the economic policy issues facing the state’s next governor, such as housing costs and homelessness, education, health care, infrastructure investment, traffic congestion and budget priorities.

This event is free but registration is required.