Brian Higginbotham

Brian Higginbotham
Senior Economist

Brian Higginbotham is senior economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He works with 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 completed his Ph.D. in public policy at George Mason University in Virginia.

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Tariffs on China and the U.S. Manufacturing Industry: A Crisis in Confidence

A number of recent business and consumer surveys are showing a lack of economic confidence caused by recent tariff actions against China.

FCC Announces New Satellite Regulations at U.S. Chamber Event

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced smallsat draft regulations at the U.S. Chamber’s Procurement and Space Industry Council roundtable July 9.

Space Debris Concerns Create ‘Dust-Up’ Between the FCC and Commerce

Over the decades of human space travel, thousands of objects are now in orbit above the earth. They include working satellites and the International Space Station, but they also include old, out-of-commission satellites, used rocket components, and even a wrench and toothbrush.