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Key Findings from the 2024 Global Cities Index

with Anthony Bernard-Sasges and George Bowen | Online | June 24, 2024

Cities are the drivers of the global economy. But each city is different and understanding their unique characteristics is crucial for businesses, academics, and policymakers alike to be able to make informed decisions. Join this webinar to discover the key findings of our new Global Cities Index, which provides a consistent and comprehensive framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the largest 1,000 cities across the world.

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Cities in the medium term: we pick the likely winners and losers over the next five years

with Lawrence Harper-Scott, Barbara Denham and Richard Holt | Online | April 11, 2024

Among leading cities in the US, we forecast stable GDP growth in 2024, but decelerating growth over the subsequent four years. In Europe in contrast, the short-term outlook for the largest cities remains subdued, but the medium-term picture looks set to improve. In this webinar we will explain our views, and we will identify the likely winners and losers among cities around the world.

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Key themes for cities in 2024: Cities that will be driving growth in 2024

with Anthony Light and Mark Britton | Online | January 18, 2024

In what will likely be another challenging year for the global economy, attention will increasingly focus on identifying the most resilient cities, and those that will be leading the way forward for their national economies. In this webinar we will present our short-term forecasts for major cities in North America, Asia and Europe, and discuss the key themes that underpin our projections.

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Global Cities: Identifying opportunities amid long-term challenges

with Anthony Bernard-Sasges and George Bowen | Online | December 6, 2023

The established world order of urban economic power is evolving and by 2050 there will be sizeable shifts. Many mature economic powerhouses in the developed world are facing demographic timebombs and are likely to fall down the global rankings as a result. Replacing them, in scale though not prosperity, will be cities in emerging markets, though these cities aren’t without risk and many face a plethora of challenges. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the key long-term trends, challenges and opportunities facing city economies.

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Nordic outlook: Tighter monetary policy will weigh on activity

with Daniel Kral, Rory Fennessy, Lawrence Harper-Scott and Nico Palesch | Online | October 20, 2023

The Nordic economies face a difficult near-term outlook as weak demand and tight financial conditions weigh on activity. Although headline inflation is on its way down, core inflation is proving more stubborn with central banks sticking to a hawkish stance. In this webinar, we will present our macro, cities, and industry outlook and also deep-dive into the extraordinary rise of Denmark’s pharmaceutical industry and the persistent weakness of Sweden’s krona.

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Quarterly Cities Overview Webinar: Hotspots for growth in 2024

with Richard Holt and Anthony Bernard-Sasges | Online | October 12, 2023

Identifying hotspots for economic growth in 2024. Many cities tend to outperform their national economies. With the possibility that 2024 will be another disappointing year for the world economy, we look at North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and identify some cities that we think are likely to show out-performance.

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Exploring AI’s global potential: What will set the pace and pattern for global AI adoption?

with Adam Slater, Debra D'Agostino, Innes McFee, Abby Samp and Richard Holt | Online | June 23, 2023

Oxford Economics are pleased to launch our AI Panel Discussion series where our experts focus on questions such as the role of AI in job displacement and labor disruption as well as AI potentially being an important catalyst for longer-term growth. This series will explore how AI tools will be affected by a number of factors as well as the challenges that will determine which sectors, cities and nations may lead or lag the AI revolution.

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Exploring AI’s global potential: Could AI boost economic productivity?

with Adam Slater, Debra D'Agostino, Innes McFee, Abby Samp and Richard Holt | Online | June 21, 2023

Oxford Economics are pleased to launch our AI Panel Discussion series where our experts focus on questions such as the role of AI in job displacement and labor disruption as well as AI potentially being an important catalyst for longer-term growth. This series will explore how AI tools will be affected by a number of factors as well as the challenges that will determine which sectors, cities and nations may lead or lag the AI revolution.

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The outlook for cities as the world addresses climate change

with Anthony Light and Mark Britton | Online | April 26, 2023

The impact of policies to address climate change will have an uneven impact on local economies, due to their unique industrial composition and vulnerability to climate events. In this webinar, we will answer the following questions: how big an impact will policies to tackle climate affect economic growth in cities? Which cities will be most affected, and will there be winners as well as losers? What impact will climate transition policies have on subnational growth disparities?

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Cities back in fashion as travel destinations – the return of business and leisure travel

with Dave Goodger, Kieran Ferran and Emma Laverty | Online | April 24, 2023

2023 is set to mark a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel activity worldwide, with the continued renaissance in international activity catching up with the domestic recovery. While many rural destinations remain popular, city travel is once again becoming a popular choice. This will be discussed in this session including the importance of returning business and event travel.

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The short-term outlook for the world’s largest cities

with Aedan McCotter, Anthony Light, Dmitriy Gruzinov and Scott McEwan | Online | April 13, 2023

The economic outlook for 2023 is a little brighter than it was at the start of the year, although recent developments in the banking sector add to downside risks. And labour markets in many major cities are set for a tough year with jobs growth slowing. Following the publication of our latest city forecasts, in this webinar we will discuss the short term employment outlook for major cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Key Themes for Cities in 2023: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America

with Aedan McCotter and Richard Holt | Online | January 12, 2023

As the world economy faces economic slowdown, with many advanced nations experiencing recession, one key theme for cities in 2023 is bound to be the existence of safe havens: cities whose growth will be less damaged than most, or which may prove to be more resilient than their national economies. Possible factors include their industrial structures, the resilience of their consumer sectors and of their housing markets, and likely trends in their visitor economies. In this webinar we will explore these issues, and identify from a city perspective what to look out for as 2023 unfolds.

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Cities under strain: European, Asia Pacific and North American cities face multiple challenges

with Richard Holt and Lawrence Harper-Scott | Online | October 17, 2022

In our latest quarterly round-up on world city prospects, Richard Holt our Director of Global Cities Research will set out our views on the outlook for 2023 and beyond, across many Asia Pacific, US and Canadian majors. And Lawrence Harper-Scott from our European cities forecasting team will put those cities under scrutiny. With Covid-19 still a rumbling issue in China, the Ukraine war having powerful impacts in Europe, and recession anxieties in the US and Canada, now is the time to think hard about 2023 prospects.

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Overdue recovery in city travel and risks of overtourism

with Dave Goodger and Kieran Ferran | Online | September 16, 2022

The start of the recovery in international travel has benefitted a wide range of city destinations in 2022 which typically saw sharper falls in demand during the pandemic. In this webinar we will share the latest trends and our expectations for travel to key destinations identified in our Global City Travel (GCT) database for coming years, including the timing for full recovery to pre-pandemic levels, the latest city rankings and comparison against some notable non-city destinations.

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Global uncertainties and the outlook for cities in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America

with Richard Holt and Scott McEwan | Online | July 19, 2022

2022 is proving to be yet another highly unpredictable year—but also one with large variations by global region and hence across different cities. Some are seeing strong tourism recoveries while others are struggling to emerge from lockdown. Some face manufacturing supply problems, while others are experiencing tech booms. Inflation is a major issue for many, but not all. In this webinar we will explore and explain the differences, and discuss how quickly, if at all, city economies will return to normal.

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Near-term real estate performance and long term risk

with Christopher Babatope and Mark Unsworth | Online | July 15, 2022

In an environment where cyclical risks are rising, structural risks continue to remain important. Rising geopolitical uncertainty, weakening growth prospects and quickening rate hikes have led us to revise our near-term real estate outlook, while the long-term risks stemming from the climate transition are also ever-present. We examine near-term real estate performance and long-term obsolescence risk in this webinar.

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Where real estate investors should look for shelter from high inflation

with Christopher Babatope and Mark Unsworth | Online | May 4, 2022

With US headline inflation hitting its highest level since December 1981 in April and the Federal Reserve entering a front-loaded tightening cycle, there is plenty for real estate investors to consider. At the national level we still expect 2022 returns to be above historical averages but the picture among sectors and cities is mixed. We examine where investors can find the best shelter from the impact of higher inflation across the US and how real estate compares to other asset classes.

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Which world cities will see the strongest employment growth to 2026, and why?

with Richard Holt and Anthony Light | Online | April 19, 2022

Following the recent publication of our latest forecasts for the world’s leading cities, and against a background of huge short-term uncertainty for the global economy, this webinar will stand back, and offer a medium-term (to 2026) view of job prospects in major cities. Have the pandemic, the inflation surge and supply shortages, and now the Russian invasion of Ukraine, changed everything? Or will cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific gradually return to their pre-pandemic trajectories? Which cities will be the winners, and which are the ones that are most likely to struggle?

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Seeds sown for Australian apartment recovery

Online | October 27, 2021

The outlook for the apartment sector has brightened over 2021. The latest data points suggest the sector has passed the trough. The return of investors, the reopening of the international border and an affordability-based shift toward apartments in some cities will underpin unit prices outpacing houses over the coming years. A strong pipeline of institutional programs, the impending completion of major new public transport links across Australia’s major cities, and an emergent build-to-rent sector further cement this rosy outlook.

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