Douglas McWilliams

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Speedy data is great for forecasters. But we shouldn't ignore what we can't measure

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for economic forecasters. While we at Cebr have probably fared better than most …

By Douglas McWilliams

Friday, 22 January 2021

What next? Business and leisure in a post-Covid world

There was a point in mid-November when it seemed possible that we had almost won the battle against Covid. New vaccines …

By Douglas McWilliams

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Creditors will play a key role in the Covid recovery

My colleagues and I at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebi) are quite optimistic about the pace of …

By Douglas McWilliams

Friday, 22 May 2020

When the pandemic comes to an end, the Chancellor’s problems may be just beginning

A couple of years ago I highlighted the role of the ‘lifestyle economy’ where people were increasingly becoming musicians (up …

By Douglas McWilliams