City Scenarios

Developing bespoke city and regional scenarios to test and inform business plans, investment strategies and policy development

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Customised for you

Leverage our suite of models and the expertise of our economists to develop scenarios for cities and regions.

Identify locations most sensitive to shocks

Quantify how upside and downside macroeconomic risks will affect individual cities and regions.

Quantify the impact of emerging trends

Assess how alternative paths of demographic change, working patterns, and consumer behaviour might impact cities and regions.

Evaluate the impact of policy changes

Examine how growth prospects will be impacted by the adoption of local economic development plans and strategies.

Stress testing

Use our models to generate city scenarios to meet regulatory requirements associated with stress testing and IFRS9/CECL.

How do custom scenarios help me?

Rigorous "what if?" analysis

Taken together, our models provide a set of tools for conducting rigorous “what if” scenario analysis, which we can use to:

  • Test the robustness of your business plans or investment strategies
    Analyse the implications of public policy changes on the performance of the local economy
  • Consider the risks involved in entering a new market
  • Contribute to risk planning and mitigation exercises
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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.


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