Who are the top economic forecasters?

Consensus Economics is an independent economic survey firm, which every month surveys over 250 prominent financial and economic forecasters for their estimates of a range of variables including future growth, inflation, interest rates and exchange rates. More than 20 countries are covered and the reference data, together with analysis and polls on topical issues, is compiled into their comprehensive reports. They recently announced their top developed market forecaster awards for 2019, which was an interesting collection of sell side, independent firms and buy side forecasters. You can see the full list of awards here, but to highlight a few, Oxford Economics was the top forecaster for the US economy, Swiss Life Asset Managers was to the top forecaster for the Eurozone and Switzerland, while Deutsche Bank took the award for Japan. There also seems to be a pattern where domestically-based forecasters showed a prowess for forecasting their own markets. Citi and Capital Economics took awards for 2 separate markets along with Swiss Life.