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Connor Lokar

Connor Lokar

Connor Lokar

Speaker and Economist

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University of Michigan

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Connor Lokar provides economic consulting and speaking services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies. His economic insight and forecasting experience are key to ITR Economics’ 94.7% forecast accuracy. Connor specializes in applied research for business cycle trend analysis, growth-cycle trend analysis, and implementing cyclical analysis at the practical, company level. He applies his expertise primarily through Executive Vantage Point™, an ITR service including customized forecasting and reporting.

Connor contributes articles to ITR Economics’ flagship publication, the ITR Trends Report™. He and the ITR team put this knowledge to work for companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, fibers, health care, distribution, real estate, construction, and technology.

Jeff Chastain, Public Relations Director of E.C. Barton & Company

"When we first decided how we were going to approach outside economic forces at our event, we weren't sure how we could do it without losing the audience. Not only did Connor Lokar keep a diverse group of retail store managers, operations and purchasing team members and our leadership entertained, but they ranked it among their favorite program for the event. From a meeting planner standpoint, Connor was the ultimate professional. He arrived early, was easy to accommodate and navigated the stage and room with professionalism. He also peppered his presentation with humor and relatable insight that truly reached the audience. Our employee owners left the room with a better understanding of their state and national economy, and are now armed to make decisions with a clear understanding of how the big picture affects their individual operation."


Nasrin Azari, President of Mobile Reach

"I was very impressed by Connor's presentation, especially his (relatively) easy to understand explanations of economic market forces. He is a very confident and engaging speaker who is able to keep his audience engaged and instill information that actually sticks with you well beyond the date of the event!!"


Garett Graubins, Bestop

"Connor was fantastic and we were happy to have him. He was knowledgeable and personable; everybody spoke highly of his presentation!"


Paul T. Stalknecht, President and CEO of Air Conditioning Contractors of America

"Connor is an engaging speaker who is able to present a tremendous amount of economic data in a light-hearted and meaningful way. His mainstage event at ACCA’s Annual Conference provided HVAC contractors with a medium-term economic outlook, enabling them to prepare their businesses for the changes that are expected in the U.S. and world economies. I’ve had the pleasure to watch Connor speak at numerous HVAC industry events, and I always learn something new. ACCA looks forward to working with him and ITR at future events, and we always welcome his wit and wisdom!"

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Since 1948, we have provided business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy. ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US. With a knowledge base that spans six decades, we have an uncommon understanding of long-term economic trends as well as best practices ahead of changing market conditions. Our reputation is built on accurate, independent, and objective analysis.