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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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
After 3rd Stimulus, Consumers Across U.S. Feel More Financially Secure but Still Far From a Full Recovery
Personal finances in many states dependent on tourism lag behind the rest of the country, writes Morning Consult economist John Leer
The Stimulus-Fueled Economic Boom Is Upon Us, Strengthening U.S. Consumers’ Finances
In the few weeks following the American Rescue plan, Morning Consult economist John Leer finds that U.S. consumers, especially those in the middle-income bracket, have increased their savings and that employed workers are less worried about losing income
Among the Three Stimulus Packages, the Latest Has Led to the Fastest Rise in Consumer Confidence
Unlike the first package, the impact of the second bill on consumer confidence was not derailed by surges in the spread of the virus, highlighting the importance of containing the virus to accelerate the economic recovery, writes Morning Consult economist John Leer
The Five Phases of Consumer Confidence During the First Year of the Pandemic
Economics, politics and the virus drove consumer confidence over the year, but their impact varied over time and across demographics, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes
How Workers’ Expectations Justify Powell’s Patience With Inflation
Morning Consult economist John Leer writes that stubbornly high unemployment, the state of low-income workers’ finances and the slow distribution of jobless benefits are among the reasons that fears of an overheating economy are overblown
Consumer Confidence Increased in February Across the Country, Including in Texas
Morning Consult economist John Leer finds that consumers across almost every state grew more confident in February, a marked improvement from the 37 states that saw an increase in January
Economic Outlook: Asia-Pacific Countries Lead the Global Consumer Recovery
As the global economic recovery continues, consumers in Asia-Pacific countries are closest to regaining their confidence, while consumers across the Americas remain a long way off, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes.
Analysis: How Much Will the $1,400 Stimulus Check Help Financially Vulnerable Americans?
Using household survey data, Morning Consult economist John Leer finds that targeted $1,400 stimulus checks issued on March 1 would limit financial hardship for over 20 million adults through July
To See What’s Next For Consumer Spending, Take a Closer Look at High-Income Consumers’ Confidence
The Morning Consult Current Buying Conditions Index among high-income consumers signals that retail sales are recovering after two straight months of contraction, Morning Consult economist John Leer writes