Wall Street's Most Prophetic Economists

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2014-05-16T20:45:55Z

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Who are Wall Street's most accurate forecasters of the U.S. economy? To find out, Bloomberg Rankings crunched two years of predictions of 14 monthly economic indicators produced by 150 economists.

Here we rank the most accurate forecaster for each monthly indicator (alphabetically by indicator), and the most prescient economist overall. The forecasters were ranked on a scale of zero to 100, with higher scores representing a more precise view of future economic conditions. We also provide their forecasts for the latest month in which the indicator was reported.

For the complete methodology, see the final slide.