John Leer

John Leer is an economist for Morning Consult, leading the global data intelligence company’s economic research efforts. He is an authority on the effects of consumer preferences and purchasing patterns on economic and business trends and was the first to identify the impact of increased Iran tensions on consumer confidence in January 2020.

Prior to Morning Consult, Leer worked for Promontory Financial Group, offering strategic solutions to financial services firms on a range of matters including credit risk modeling and management, corporate governance and compliance risk management.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy with honors from Georgetown University and his master’s degree in Economics and Management Studies (MEMS) from Humboldt University in Berlin. Leer’s graduate research assessed the effects of fluctuations in housing prices and credit flows on the European Commission’s measure of the non-accelerating wage rate of unemployment (NAWRU). His analysis has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Washington Post and more.