Akrur Barua is an economist with the Research & Insights team. As a regular contributor to several Deloitte Insights publications, he often writes on emerging economies and macroeconomic trends that have global implications like monetary policy, real estate cycles, household leverage, and trade. He also studies the US economy, especially demographics, labor market, and consumers.
Lester Gunnion is an economist and manager in the Research & Insights team. He contributes to the United States Economic Forecast and maintains a current-quarter nowcast model for the US economy. Gunnion provides frequent macroeconomic briefings to senior firm leaders and publishes research spanning economic trends and sectors in the United States and the global economy. Earlier in his career at Deloitte, he covered the economies of Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.