A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.


How do I get more information about what ECRI does?

For more information about our methodology and business cycle research, you can read the Insights and About Business Cycles sections of the web site.

We are happy to speak with you directly about our professional services. Please contact us via e-mail or phone.

Is professional membership open to individuals?

Yes, there are private individuals who are professional members; however, all members pay the same rate.

What information do members get that the public doesn't?

Our members receive access to private advisory sessions and complete access to all ECRI professional reports and data. Learn about our services.

As a public service, ECRI provides limited free access to the U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI), U.S. Future Inflation Gauge (FIG), and U.S. Leading Home Price Index. In other words, the public has limited access to the tip of the iceberg.

As a member, would I have access to ECRI principals?

Yes. Private advisory sessions are included as part of our Level A professional services.

What can I expect from private advisory sessions?

We hold regular advisory sessions with our members via phone, video conference, Webex, and in-person meetings. These meetings are tailored to your specific area of interest: we discuss the nuances of our outlook alongside your own concerns, regardless of how specialized those questions may be. The sessions also provide an opportunity to discuss how to dovetail ECRI's insights into your firm’s existing decision-making process.

Advisory sessions are the forum for "kicking the tires" to gain full conviction about ECRI's turning point calls and divergences from the consensus view. This conviction is key to unlocking the full value of our work.

When does ECRI release its latest data and reports?

We are continually updating and releasing new information to our professional members through our professional member website and advisory meetings.

How often are indexes updated?

Most of the over 100 ECRI indexes are updated monthly; however, there are a handful that are available weekly, or even daily.

Are ECRI principals available for speaking engagements?

ECRI principals make presentations primarily to our Professional A membership. On occasion, special speaking engagements can be arranged.

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Inflation Ahoy! We're indebted to the ECRI, that unnapping watchdog of inflation, for the FIG data.
- Alan Abelson, Barron's
Over the last 15 years, [ECRI] has gotten all of its recession calls right, while issuing no false alarms. Oct. 2011
- The New York Times
For ourselves, in this cycle, we'll line up with ECRI.
- Grant's Interest Rate Observer
I have to pay attention to those people and indicators that have pointed in the right direction – even when they've gone against the crowd (and my opinion at the time). One such outfit is the Economic Cycle Research Institute, whose various leading indicators actually have done just that – lead where things were headed.
- Randall Forsyth, Barron's
No one speaks with more authority about the economy's turning points.
- Fortune Magazine
ECRI [is] the most accurate forecasting institution in the world.
- Sydney Morning Herald