About the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

About the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey


Updated October 14, 2023 at 11:04 p.m. ET

For nearly 40 years, The Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecast Survey has helped readers better understand the direction of the U.S. economy by publishing consensus forecasts from a panel of academic, business and financial economists. On this page you will find general information about the survey, details about how often and when we conduct it, and links to articles and archive data downloadable in Excel spreadsheets.

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