Awards and recognition

Oxford Economics’ rigorous approach to forecasting and research consistently puts us at the top of industry awards.

Recognising Oxford Economics

Over the years, our independent and global approach to forecasting and research has won us many awards. An emphasis on quantitative rigour combined with the calibre of our staff means that our approach consistently produces results, as evidenced by our top multi-year rankings in various forecast accuracy surveys and business awards.

Bloomberg’s US economics forecast rankings: 2022

Oxford Economics is placed 11th in Bloomberg’s US Economics Forecast Rankings Q2 2022, 7 positions higher than the rankings for 2021.

Focus Economics Awards: Oxford Economics tops Analyst Forecast Awards for 2022
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Corporate livewire innovation and excellence awards 2021

Oxford Economics is proud to announce that we have been awarded Economic Forecasting Specialists of the Year.

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FocusEconomics’ Best Economic Forecaster Awards ranks Oxford Economics top most consistently over the last two years

Oxford Economics is proud to announce that it has been ranked top in FocusEconomics' Best Economic Forecaster Awards over the past two years combined.

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Consensus Economics 2020 forecast accuracy award—Italy

Oxford Economics is proud to have been awarded the Consensus Economics 2020 award for forecast accuracy in Italy.

Bloomberg’s US economics forecast rankings: 2021

Oxford Economics placed in the Top Five in select underlying indicators and Top 20 overall in Bloomberg’s US Economics Forecast Rankings in each quarter of 2021.

Singapore business awards 2021

Oxford Economics is listed as the Best Global Economic Forecasting Specialists 2021 for Asia Pacific & Middle East.

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The Sunday Times HSBC international track 200

We're delighted that Oxford Economics has been included in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for 2021.

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The Business Magazine: Thames Valley 250

We're delighted that Oxford Economics has been recognised in the Thames Valley 250 annual listing of the top privately owned businesses for 2021.

London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 companies to inspire Britain

Oxford Economics has been recognised in London Stock Exchange's annual 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

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FocusEconomics ranks Oxford Economics top consistently over the last three years

Oxford Economics has consistently scored higher than any other UK forecaster over the past three years in FocusEconomics' Best Economic Forecaster Awards.

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Sunday Times Smith League: Ranking of UK forecasters’ performance 2008-2019

Oxford Economics has consistently scored higher than any other UK forecaster over the past 10 years in the Sunday Times Smith League.

Consensus Economics 2019 forecast accuracy award—US

Oxford Economics is proud to have been awarded the Consensus Economics 2019 award for forecast accuracy in the United States.

Rybczynski prize: How robots change the world

Oxford Economics' Edward Cone, Richard Holt, Michael Zielenziger won the 2019/20 Society of Professional Economists Rybczynski Prize Essay Competition, with a fascinating piece on the impact of robots on regional inequalities. The Rybczynski Prize is awarded to the best piece of writing on economics.

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Consensus Economics 2018 forecast accuracy award—Spain

Oxford Economics is proud to have been awarded the Consensus Economics 2018 award for forecast accuracy in Spain.

2018 Wall Street Journal US economic outlook survey

Our US macroeconomics team ranked fourth in the 2018 Wall Street Journal Economic Outlook Survey for being the most accurate on the unemployment rate and GDP forecast out of 70 economists.

MarketWatch’s US forecaster of the month

We are proud to be recognised as MarketWatch’s US Forecaster of the Month for March 2019. According to MarketWatch, Oxford Economics “had the most accurate forecasts among 43 teams on three of the 10 indicators we track: the ISM manufacturing index, the consumer price index, and industrial production".

Bloomberg’s US economics forecast rankings: Q2 2019

Oxford Economics placed in the Top Five in select underlying indicators and Top 20 overall in Bloomberg’s US Economics Forecast Rankings for the second quarter of 2019.

Pulsenomics Home Price Survey

Oxford Economics ranked fifth for the Pulsenomics Home Price Survey in 2018, and placed fourth for the 2017-2018 period.

Public appearances

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Oxford Economics’ Quarterly UK Conference: Nov 2021

On Wednesday 3rd November, Oxford Economics hosted its quarterly UK & Global Outlook Conference. This invite-only event for our key clients and prospects is always a thoroughly enjoyable opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and new ones, but this event was a particularly special one for us, since we were also celebrating Oxford Economics' 40th Anniversary!

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Society for Professional Economists Annual Dinner 2021

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we were proud to sponsor the Society for Professional Economists Annual Dinner. John Walker, Chairman and Founder and Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics, and several Oxford Economics senior directors were in attendance.

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World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC)

James Lambert participated and spoke virtually at the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on 8th July 2021 on What does AI mean for the accountancy sector? The event was also attended by other tech giants across the globe such as Microsoft, Alibaba Group and many more.

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Olivier Blanchard at our annual New York conference

Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, spoke at our annual conference in New York alongside CEO Adrian Cooper and Chief US Economist Gregory Daco.

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