The Economist Intelligence Unit , Chief Retail & Consumer Goods Analyst
Jon Copestake is the Economist Intelligence Unit's Chief Retail & Consumer Goods analyst and is also the Editor of the Worldwide Cost of Living and Liveability surveys.
As Chief Retail & Consumer Goods analyst Jon guides the global the retail and consumer goods products by writing a regular global outlook, checking individual country output and writing or contributing to special reports that affect the sectors. Jon also acts as a spokesperson for The Economist Intelligence Unit at trade speaking events and produces regular byline articles for the trade press as well as analysis for the media on breaking news in the retail and consumer goods industry.
Jon has worked on the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey since 1999 and manages the biannual city-to-city tool as well as an annual ranking on which cities in the world are the most expensive, or the cheapest. Jon also manages the biannual liveability ranking which benchmarks 140 cities globally to assess which are the best, and worst, places to live. He also oversees a number of custom projects related to his industrial sectors as well as liveability and pricing.
The high visibility of the liveability and cost of living rankings mean that Jon is frequently interviewed by the media when the latest rankings are released. He is also regularly quoted on events affecting the retail and consumer goods sectors.