Global Outlook for 2022

Presented September 2021

Preparing for the short and long cycles

COVID-19 has continued to cloud the outlook across 2021, but many regions have already partly reopened their domestic service economies, as vaccination has led to lower case numbers and—even amid the Delta wave—low levels of hospitalizations among the vaccinated.

Across 2022, the number of countries that are able to sustainably reopen will continue to increase, reducing the domestic and international restrictions that have prevented a full return to pre-COVID life. The reopening of these domestic economies will lead to strong growth in consumer services demand, employment growth, and overall strong domestic growth rates. But the sugar high of reopening will mask challenges that countries will face in the ensuing years as the lingering impact of COVID.

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    Ryan Connelly

    Chief Economist

    Ryan oversees global economics research for FrontierView. With almost 15 years of experience, he supports clients on strategic planning, market prioritization, risk identification and contingency planning in their most important markets. Before joining FrontierView, Ryan worked at Morgan Stanley on a Special Situations Desk. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University as well as a master’s degree in international economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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