U.S. Economic Outlook
Thursday, January 13 |
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Join us virtually on Thursday 13 January 2022 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM for Amcham Finland’s Annual U.S. Economic Outlook briefing.
Kicking off 2022, the Biden administration and its economic team will focus closely on transatlantic trade and other key economic issues. The U.S. economy will be filled with new funding opportunities for businesses from abroad to tap into for infrastructure and other needs as part of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.
We will be joined by three experts in U.S. and Finland economic issues for a vital discussion about what to expect in 2022 and the months to come:
Curtis Dubay, Chief Economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., will start the session with a discussion of how past and future policy initiatives, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, will impact the performance of the U.S. economy in the year ahead.
Garrett Workman, Senior Director European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will present the key areas of development in transatlantic trade in the coming months.
Jukka Appelqvist, Chief Economist at Finland Chamber of Commerce, will conclude the briefing and will present the Nordic outlook for the coming year.
4:00 PM: Guests join in the session
4:05 PM: Welcome by Amcham Finland
4:10 PM: Garrett Workman and Curtis Dubay present
4:45 PM: Q&A with the Nordic AmCham’s
5:00 PM: Jukka Appelqvist presents the Nordic Outlook
5:20 PM: Q&A
5:30 PM: Session Ends
Senior Director, European Affairs, Senior Director, U.S.-UK Business Council
Garrett Workman joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in June 2015. His work focuses on promoting transatlantic trade and investment, European digital and health policy, and U.S.-EU regulatory cooperation. Workman also actively supports the work of the Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, which is dedicated to resolving challenges related to the UK’s exit from the European Union and strengthening the close economic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.Previously, Workman spent four years as associate director of the Global Business and Economics program at the Atlantic Council. There he concentrated on a range of issues including the eurozone crisis, workforce development, and international trade. Workman played a leadership role in the Council’s advocacy efforts for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). He was managing editor of the TTIP Action email newsletter and the social media campaign. Workman authored a number of Council publications including TTIP and the Fifty States: Jobs and Growth from Coast to Coast and TTIP: Big Opportunities for Small Business, as well as numerous blogs and op-eds. He was also involved in the Council’s efforts to raise awareness of the economic and geopolitical importance of both Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Before joining the Atlantic Council, Workman served in the office of former Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ), advising the senator on economic policy and international issues. He also worked at Atlantic Partnership, a think tank dedicated to strengthening U.S.-U.K. ties.Originally from Phoenix, Workman earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in political science from the University of Arizona and a master’s in transatlantic relations and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Sciences Po in Paris.
Senior Economist, U.S Chamber of Commerce
Curtis Dubay, senior economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tracks the condition of the economy, analyzes the impact of public policy on economic growth, and runs the Chamber’s Chief Economists Committee. The committee consists of chief economists from member businesses. It helps the Chamber formulate economic policies and provides analysis to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Dubay was senior economist at the American Bankers Association where he worked on tax issues and followed the economic trends affecting the banking industry. Prior to ABA, he was a research fellow in tax and economic policy at The Heritage Foundation. There he researched and published on tax and economic policy issues. Earlier in his career, Dubay worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the firm’s transfer pricing division structuring international transactions, and before that at the Tax Foundation where he authored three widely recognized and cited reports: Tax Freedom Day, State-Local Tax Burdens, and The State Business Tax Climate Index. Dubay has researched and published frequently on a wide range of tax and economic issues. He is regularly quoted by the press and has appeared often in the media, including on CNBC, Fox Business, Fox News, and C-SPAN. He has testified before Congress several times and been cited in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Politico. Dubay received his master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and his bachelor’s degree in economics and leadership studies from the University of Richmond.
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