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Lasse Sinikallas


Director of Macroeconomics


Lasse Sinikallas is the Director of Macroeconomics for RISI. Lasse joined RISI in August 2017 from a foreign affairs post which he held for the past decade. Lasse’s early career background was in forest products and he also worked in management consulting for Pöyry, IBM and Accenture. He has real-world insight into geopolitical economic analysis, international trade issues, country risk analysis, and the legal and regulatory environment, along with the forest products industry. Lasse holds Master’s degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Economics and works out of RISI's Helsinki


Macroeconomic ​ Outlook 2019

Day One 2019

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

  • Expected developments and trends for the global economy within the next year
  • Anticipating geopolitical shocks and factors that will impact market economics
  • Assessing country risk and unfolding policy to inform market positions
  • Defining international trade flows
  • How an economic slowdown in China would impact regional and global economies


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