Economist, Morning Consult
John Leer is the chief economist for Morning Consult, leading the global data intelligence company’s economic research efforts.
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Expiring Unemployment Insurance Could Add Up to Nearly 2 Million Jobs This Year
How Do Adults Across the World View the Current Level of Taxes that Corporations Pay?
U.K. Consumer Confidence Stumbles in Wake of Delta COVID-19 Variant
July’s U.S. Economic Outlook: Waiting for Liftoff
Economic activity, particularly consumption, is poised to accelerate during the second half of the year, but the process of matching unemployed workers with new employers will contribute to elevated employment churn over the course of the recovery, writes Morning Consult Chief Economist John Leer.
Employment Growth Stalls in May (Again)
Additional delays in job growth will slow the pace of the economic recovery and erode the strength of households’ finances as federal support for workers, homeowners and renters winds down, writes Morning Consult economist John Leer.
Consumer Confidence Falls Despite Success in Fighting the Pandemic
Increasing vaccinations, falling case counts have left the economy to speak for itself, and consumers don’t like what they’re hearing
The Jobs Numbers Were Disappointing. Here’s Why
Morning Consult’s high frequency economic indicators in April pointed to an economic slowdown
Vaccines’ Boost to Consumer Confidence Depends on Persuading Holdouts to Get Their Shots
People who have been vaccinated and those who want to be vaccinated have similar levels of consumer confidence, but the people unwilling to get vaccinated have markedly lower levels of consumer confidence, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Chinese Consumers Emerge From the Pandemic More Confident
Morning Consult’s China Index of Consumer Sentiment is now higher than it was in October 2019, before the first COVID-19 cases were reported in the country, writes Morning Consult economist John Leer
As the Coronavirus Rages in Brazil, the Global Economic Recovery Is Leaving the Country Behind and Its President Politically Exposed
Morning Consult economist John Leer says Brazil's inability to contain the coronavirus is leading to a decline in consumer confidence, increase in food insecurity and a deterioration in personal finances, all of which are reflected in lower approval ratings for Jair Bolsonaro