Wall Street Journal Economic Survey

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The Wall Street Journal Economic Survey, also known as the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey, could refer to either the monthly or the semi-annual survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal of over 50 economists on important indicators of the economy of the United States.[1][2]


Records of the monthly survey on the Wall Street Journal website go back to December 2002[1] and records of the semianuual survey range between the years 2003 and 2007.[2] However, the survey dates back to at least 1986.[3][4]


Academic reception[edit]

The Wall Street Journal Economic Survey has been cited and used in some academic research on forecast accuracy and the nature of expectations.[4][5]

Reception in the financial press and blogs[edit]

Forecasts made in the Wall Street Journal Economic Survey are often discussed by other financial press and blog articles.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Economic Forecasting Survey". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Semiannual Economic Forecasting Survey: 2007 Second Half". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Stuart G. Hoffman". Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Mitchell, Karlyn; Pearce, Douglas K. (February 2009). "Do Wall Street Economists Believe in Okun's Law and the Taylor Rule?" (PDF). Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Eisenbeis, Robert; Waggoner, Daniel; Zha, Tao (July 2002). "Evaluating Wall Street Journal Survey Forecasters: A Multivariate Approach" (PDF). Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "The October 2013 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey". EconomicGreenfield. October 15, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Jackovis, Ted (April 18, 2014). "Florida unemployment rate nudges up 0.1%". TBO. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Marcia Heroux Pounds (March 25, 2014). "State's robust recovery outpaces nation, aids workers". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved April 21, 2014.

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