Economic Analyst at Morning Consult
Jesse Wheeler is an economic analyst at Morning Consult, where he delivers insights on economic and geopolitical trends affecting the U.S. and major emerging markets. Jesse brings years of experience in the financial services industry to this role, with a specialty at the intersection of economics, policy, and financial markets.
Prior to joining Morning Consult, Jesse worked as an economic and political risk analyst at MUFG Bank, where he focused on US fiscal, monetary, and foreign policy, and at Fitch Solutions, where he conducted macroeconomic research and forecasting of Latin American markets.
Jesse received his bachelor’s degree in history and environmental science from the University of South Carolina – Columbia, and his master’s degree in international economics from George Washington University.
Looking Ahead in 2022: Economic Challenges for the New Year
Economic themes from 2021 will inform our analysis, but 2022 is likely to pose new challenges compared to last year.
Chinese Consumer Confidence Takes a Tumble
Troubling COVID-19 developments and real estate market turmoil have taken their toll on consumer confidence in China in recent weeks
Consumer Confidence Unfazed by Omicron, Rising Cases
Despite an uptick in COVID-19 cases and the threat posed by the new omicron variant, U.S. consumers’ views toward the economy remain largely unchanged in recent weeks.
Policy Response Instrumental in Shaping the Pandemic’s Impact on Inequality
As the pandemic hit vulnerable demographic groups the hardest, U.S. government actions have been and will continue to be critical in reducing the uneven impact of the economic crisis
Confidence Continues to Fall in November
While a political and demographic divide helped drive the decline in confidence in October, rising COVID-19 cases appear to be behind the latest dip.
Fading Uncertainty Drives October Job Growth
Workers learned from the delta-induced economic slowdown that jobs are more resilient to case outbreaks than they were earlier in the year, reducing employment uncertainty and driving job-search activity.
Supply Disruptions Derail U.K. Consumer Confidence
Supply-side disruptions and rising prices are weighing on British consumers’ confidence, threatening a long-anticipated recovery in spending.
Delta Driving Uptick in Lost Income
A deteriorating public health situation in the U.S. has driven an increase in pay or income losses not yet captured in weekly unemployment insurance claims data, increasing the potential for another disappointing jobs report in September.
Asymmetrical Vaccine Access Drives Uneven Global Recovery
Vaccines provide a key element in restoring economic activity, with consumer confidence generally bouncing back more rapidly in countries with higher vaccination rates.
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Sinks as Delta Variant Cases Rise
Rising COVID-19 cases and the new Delta variant shook consumers’ confidence in July, with Morning Consult’s Index of Consumer Sentiment falling to its lowest level since March.