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Brian Higginbotham is senior economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He works with Dr. Martin A. Regalia, the Chamber’s chief economist to understand developments in the U.S. and global economies. He writes extensively about the economy, entitlement reform, and tax policy, among other issues facing entrepreneurs and policymakers.
Previously, Brian served as an economist at the Congressional Joint Economic Committee where he advised committee members on monetary policy, the state of the economy, and tax policy.
Brian has a B.A. in political science from UCLA and an M.S. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is completing his Ph.D. in public policy at George Mason University in Virginia.
An undeniable lasting effect of President Obama’s tenure has been a significant degradation in our nation’s fiscal health.
The latest report highlights an important discrepancy between consumption and business investment.