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Connor Lokar

As a millennial, Connor brings a new perspective to the world of economics, delivering ITR’s industry-leading accuracy to current C-suite executives while forging connections with the next generation of business leaders.
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Construction Trends 2021
By Connor Lokar on January 5, 2021

In my most recent ITR webinar, Construction Trends 2021, I discussed the divergence between residential and nonresidential construction markets in 2020 and posited that decline in...

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US Dollar Weakening as We Head Into New Year
By Connor Lokar on December 22, 2020

The US dollar is sliding backward after surging to a more than three-year high in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dollar's historical relationship to the US economy suggests...

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Eyes on Europe as We Await the Data
By Connor Lokar on November 17, 2020

After disastrous decline during the first and second quarters of 2020, Europe is in an encouraging but still nascent economic recovery. However, COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly in...

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A Sign of Life in a Key Nonresidential Construction Leading Indicator
By Connor Lokar on October 15, 2020

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, decline was nearly universal in economic metrics across most sectors, including nonresidential construction markets. While most economic metrics and leading...

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Second-Quarter Tax Data Suggests Pain on the Way for Public Sector Construction
By Connor Lokar on September 9, 2020

The US and global economy found itself thrown into the abyss in March and April, navigating shutdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and overall economic devastation. Now, the US and other...

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Leading Indicators Hanging on Despite Second Wave
By Connor Lokar on August 13, 2020

The US has been battling a resurgent wave of COVID-19 cases since mid-June. While this situation constitutes a downside risk to our forecast for the US economy at large, we expect that US...

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