Thomas F. Howells is Chief of the Industry Analysis Division of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). In this capacity, Mr. Howells oversees preparation of BEA’s industry economic accounts, including supply-use tables, GDP by industry statistics, and other industry products. These accounts provide a comprehensive picture of the performance of industries within the U.S. economy, and how these industries interact and contribute to economic growth. Mr. Howells is also leading the development of BEA’s Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, a new set of statistics that will highlight the impact of outdoor recreation on the broader economy. Other areas of focus include measurement of the impacts of economic globalization and measurement of the digital economy. Mr. Howells has received various awards for his contributions to BEA’s industry economic accounts, including a U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal for his role in developing BEA’s quarterly GDP by industry statistics. Mr. Howells has an MA in Economics from George Mason University and a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.
Thomas will speak on the panel, “The Rec Act”, Nov. 3 at 9 AM.