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Research & Commentary

These posts provide analysis and commentary on quarterly survey results, including results from special questions. To read news articles about The CFO Survey, visit our Media Mentions page.

Dec. 2, 2021

Third and fourth quarter results from The CFO Survey point to widening constraints on labor supply and intensifying supply chain disruptions that are showing up as rising costs that could feed through to higher prices.

Brent Meyer, Roisin McCord, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

July 14, 2021

Results from the second quarter CFO Survey indicate that, on average, firms expect larger than normal cost increases to persist until spring 2022. What does that mean for consumer prices?

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell, John Graham, Roisin McCord, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, and Nicholas Parker

July 14, 2021

The economic recovery from the pandemic-induced downturn of 2020 has been swift in terms of overall spending. Could the recovery in spending be even stronger if labor shortages could be resolved?

Brent Meyer, John Graham, Roisin McCord, Emil Mihaylov, Nicholas Parker, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 16, 2021

First quarter survey results suggest that non-residential investment is likely to continue to be sluggish, at least over the next six months.

Brent Meyer and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 14, 2021

In this podcast, members of The CFO Survey team discuss the latest results of the survey and what makes the survey unique.

John Graham, Brent Meyer, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 7, 2021

The results of our CFO Survey suggest that many firms anticipate that the fiscal stimulus will have only a modest impact on their own future business activity.

Brent Meyer

Oct. 15, 2020

Business sentiment surveys like The CFO Survey help us understand firms’ hiring, spending and investment decisions.

Tom Barkin

Oct. 8, 2020

Firms anticipate it will take some time to dig out from the shocking decline of the spring.

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

July 8, 2020

The second quarter CFO survey results paint a nuanced picture of how firms view changes in revenue and employment over the next 18 months.

Brent Meyer, Roisin McCord, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

July 8, 2020

In the second quarter CFO Survey, businesses were fairly pessimistic about the path of employment growth.

John Graham, Brent Meyer, Roisin McCord, Nicholas Parker, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

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