Jeffrey Matsu

RICS
Senior Economist

About

Jeffrey Matsu is a Senior Economist covering global economic trends affecting real estate, property and land. He provides market analysis and thought leadership on key areas related to the world built environment.

Jeff also serves as a research co-investigator at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), which takes a housing systems approach to produce evidence and new research to improve housing policy and practice across the UK.

Prior to these roles, Jeff was a Global Macro Economist at Morgan Stanley and served on the research staff at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC. He has also worked as a currency strategist at Principal Global Investors in London, as an economist at the US Department of Commerce, and as a renewable energy program manager for the State of Hawaii.

Jeff holds degrees in economics from the University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University.

Articles (4)

  • How to solve the construction and engineering talent gap
    Quantity surveying & construction

    How to solve the construction and engineering talent gap

    The issue of how to solve the engineering and construction talent gap was recently discussed by senior leaders from across Europe, the Middle East and US at the World Economic Forum's “Future of Construction” Roundtable in Berlin. A reoccurring message throughout our meeting was that the perception of our industry is substantially below its great potential – people like the industry’s purpose, but perceive the work negatively. Do you agree?

  • Brexit: One step forward to exit
    Finance & taxation

    Brexit: One step forward to exit

    After nearly half a century of matrimony, the UK has made it official — so long EU, hello world. Seeking to be a free agent unencumbered by the need to compromise or "harmonise" the Government has acted decisively to pursue the will of its people.

  • EU referendum: The economic challenges ahead
    Commercial property

    EU referendum: The economic challenges ahead

    The “single market” experience for the UK since joining the European Economic Community in 1973 has, by and large, been a positive one. Enhanced product market competition has led to a decrease in the mark-up ratio in manufacturing from 38% to 28%, price dispersion has fallen significantly, and a rise in business innovation has lifted aggregate productivity and real wages.

  • RICS Economist's response to Dr Lawrence Summers
    Finance & taxation

    RICS Economist's response to Dr Lawrence Summers

    Lawrence Summers challenged professionals at the World Built Environment Forum to ensure that real estate does more to drive sustainable growth.