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Research & Commentary

These posts provide analysis and commentary on quarterly survey results, including results from special questions. To read news articles about The CFO Survey, visit our Media Mentions page.

April 16, 2021

First quarter survey results suggest that non-residential investment is likely to continue to be sluggish, at least over the next six months.

Brent Meyer and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 14, 2021

In this podcast, members of The CFO Survey team discuss the latest results of the survey and what makes the survey unique.

John Graham, Brent Meyer, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

April 7, 2021

The results of our CFO Survey suggest that many firms anticipate that the fiscal stimulus will have only a modest impact on their own future business activity.

Brent Meyer

Oct. 15, 2020

Business sentiment surveys like The CFO Survey help us understand firms’ hiring, spending and investment decisions.

Tom Barkin

Oct. 8, 2020

Firms anticipate it will take some time to dig out from the shocking decline of the spring.

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

July 8, 2020

The second quarter CFO survey results paint a nuanced picture of how firms view changes in revenue and employment over the next 18 months.

Brent Meyer, Roisin McCord, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

July 8, 2020

In the second quarter CFO Survey, businesses were fairly pessimistic about the path of employment growth.

John Graham, Brent Meyer, Roisin McCord, Nicholas Parker, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

May 15, 2020

After almost 25 years of running the Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook survey, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is joining forces with the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and Atlanta to launch The CFO Survey.

John Graham, Brent Meyer, Nicholas Parker, and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell

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