Lead Consumer Spending Economist
Scott A. Brave is the lead consumer spending economist for Morning Consult, where he leverages the company’s high-frequency proprietary data in forecasting and predictive analytics to help clients make better business decisions.
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Consumers Held the Line on Spending in August
Reading the Tea Leaves for Consumer Spending With Morning Consult Economic Intelligence
Is Slower Spending Growth Written in the Stars?
Survey Descriptions & Index Calculations
This report describes Morning Consult’s economic surveys
A Barometer for Consumer Purchasing Power
By tying together data from two ongoing Morning Consult surveys, our upcoming Consumer Spending & Inflation report will explore how elevated inflation is impacting consumer purchases
Weak Consumer Sentiment Is Impacting Regional Retail Sales
Regional variation in inflation and employment outcomes is yielding sizable differences in consumer sentiment that stand to impact retail spending to differing degrees in the second half of 2022
U.S. Supply Chains & Inflation: July 2022
Affordability concerns are becoming widespread as inflation remains elevated
Is Demand for Housing and Autos Cooling?
New Methodology for Benchmarking U.S. Consumer Spending Data
Introducing our enhanced process forestimating U.S. consumer spending levels
U.S. Household Finances & Consumer Spending Report: June 2022
A detailed assessment of consumers’ self-reported household financial conditions and purchasing patterns across a variety of categories of goods and services