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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I find that ECRI's historical knowledge of economic cycles and data is almost as important to me as your indicators of future cycles.
- ECRI Professional Member
No one speaks with more authority about the economy's turning points.
- Fortune Magazine
ECRI continues to be an important resource in determining our tactical allocation. For over a decade their economic cycle forecasts and detailed research topics have been a critical part of our decision making process.
- ECRI Professional Member
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
ECRI has had a very stellar record. They've been making pretty bold calls and going against the conventional wisdom. So far their record has been one of the most impressive, and has been written up in the press as well as talked about in policy circles.
(ECRI's) forecast of the [Great] recession helped us anticipate reduced merchandise sales; we proactively revised our inventory forecasts down months ago, and that has helped to greatly minimize the inventory swell and need for markdowns.
- Fortune 100 Company