Long-Term Macroeconomic Forecasts

The EIU has an established methodology for producing long-term economic forecasts for 82 economies. This paper offers key trends to 2050.


  • Overview
  • Top ten economies in 2050 at market exchange rates
  • The rise of Asia continues
  • Global dominance of the top three economies
  • A new era of global demographic decline
  • Population growth will still benefit a few
  • For most, population as a source of growth will need to be replaced
  • Collectively rich, individually not so rich
  • Long-term methodology

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