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Timing Model

Timing Model

We designed the Timing Model™ to help tactically guide the business leader through coming turns in the business cycle. This is a short-term view into what the company-specific leading indicators are signaling for the business’s performance over the next 6–12 months. With this tactical guidance, the executive has insight into coming demand for the business; consulting with an expert economist from ITR Economics brings potential strategies to the table.


  • Identification of the best 5-7 indicators for your business
  • Timing analysis of the relationship between those indicators and your business’ sales data
  • Consultation with an expert ITR Economics economist on your business performance
  • Complimentary monthly Trends Report™ subscription, which includes in-depth market forecast and analysis
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"ITR cuts through the media and political mantra of the week and feeds business owners an unbiased and accurate look into the future. I rely on the monthly ITR iterative in my short term an long term planning." - Doug Mellinger, President of First Mark Contracting, Inc.

Short-term foresight to coming turns in the business’ sales and/or production

An understanding of which indicators are driving the business

Clear Management Objectives™ the company should consider, based on its current Business Cycle Phase

Guidance for applying economic insights to business planning

Sneak Peek - Timing Model
Sneak Peek - Timing Model


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.