Economic Research Analyst
Sofia Baig is an economic research analyst working on descriptive and predictive analysis that leverages Morning Consult’s proprietary high-frequency data. Previously, she worked for the Federal Reserve Board as a quantitative analyst, focusing on topics related to monetary policy and bank stress testing. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College and her master’s degree in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University.
Consumer Spending Momentum Retreated in February (Report Preview)
Morning Consult’s measure of total monthly spending grew modestly last month as sticky inflation exerts pressure on consumer budgets
Introducing Morning Consult’s International Spending Data
Morning Consult is expanding its proprietary consumer spending data to 14 countries outside the United States. This memo marks the first publication from the initial batch of expansion countries: the United Kingdom and Canada.
Consumer Spending Rebounded in January, but Demand Recovery Remains Vulnerable to Inflation Risks (Report Preview)
Despite Signs of Life in the Housing Market, Housing Prices Will Push Top-Line Inflation Down This Year
After consecutive months of declines, a slight uptick in housing demand is unlikely to drastically increase price pressures in the next year
Cooling Inflation Has Been Driven by Goods. How Long Will That Trend Continue?
Price growth has slowed for goods in recent months, but upside risks could inhibit Fed's efforts to lower top-line inflation
Will Services Inflation Slow Before the Fed Has to Take Action?
Weakening demand could help cool services inflation, despite continued pressure from wage gains
Despite Softer Inflation, 2022 Ended on a Sour Note for Consumer Spending (Report Preview)
In December, consumer spending appeared to weaken even as inflation slowed. The price relief may be coming too late in consumers’ minds to trigger a boost to outlays
How Long Can We Expect October’s Long-Overdue Inflation Relief to Last?