Economists and sector specialists
cities and regions covered globally
years of forecasting experience
global and regional clients
Insights into urban and regional development
Understand the consequences of global, national and local events on cities and regional economies.
Local economic audits and forecasts
A core capability of our team is the production of local economic audits and forecasts. These are tailored to clients’ specific needs, but typically include demographic trends and how the economy has influenced them, labour market conditions, business statistics, productivity, wages, output and employment by sector, house prices, incomes and spending—all within the context of a macro overview highlighting global economic drivers.
Local economic planning
Our projections for employment, population and household formation are widely adopted by local planners. Because of the rigourous nature of our work we can help local and regional governments make robust and defensible decisions on issues such as future land use, transport and development priorities.
As the leading practitioners in thinking about prospects and drivers of change for local, regional and city economies, we are increasingly asked to lead on strategy development.
Key Themes for Cities in 2022
Against a helpful macroeconomic background, albeit with risks, city economies will continue to recover in 2022. GDP growth will mostly be slower than in 2021, but with some cities accelerating (Amsterdam, Madrid), and/or seeing faster rises in employment and consumer spending.
Resources and Events
Global urbanisation continues, led by rapid growth in African cities
Will any cities challenge the traditional business capitals by 2040?
The rise of urban economic powerhouses
Home working and remote rural places: Evidence, problems, and a proposal
Key trends for the global economy in 2022
The transformation of Japan from a goods to capital exporter
Rising risk of a higher inflation ‘regime’
2022 global GDP forecast downgraded in the wake of the Omicron variant
Global Cities Service
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