About The Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey

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For more than 35 years, The Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecasting 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’ll find general information about the survey, details on how often and when we conduct it, plus links to stories and downloadable archival data in Excel spreadsheets.

The survey’s frequency has changed over time. As of April 2021, we conduct it quarterly—in January, April, July and October—although we conduct brief surveys in between the quarterly installments as news warrants.

From the mid-1980s through 2002, we conducted the survey twice a year. From 2003 through March 2021, its frequency was monthly.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

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