Economic Outlook Center

The JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center was established in 1986 as the economic forecasting unit of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  It is founded upon the premise that individuals and corporations make better decisions if they are well-informed as to the likely course of business and economic events.

Part of the Seidman Research Institute, the Economic Outlook Center’s offerings include:

  • Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast providing consensus projections from leading economists about conditions in the twelve Western states
  • Greater Phoenix Blue Chip, providing consensus projections from leading economists about conditions in the Metropolitan Phoenix area
  • Job Growth USA, offering current information about job creation in cities and states based on non-agricultural employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Real estate reports such as the ASU Repeat Sales Index and the Housing Market Report, providing history and analysis of the Greater Phoenix real estate market

The Center’s Director is Dr. Lee McPheters, a Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

To access the latest forecasts and rankings, please visit the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center website.