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Global Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers

The United States produces the most goods and services in the world.U.S. Manufacturing rebounded from the recession faster than the rest of the economy. The sector is highly profitable and continues to expand. And U.S. industrial wares remain globally competitive, as rising inbound foreign...
Don Norman, director of economic studies at the MAPI Foundation, reviews the most recent manufacturing data on industrial activity. Indicators for industrial production, capacity utilization, orders for capital goods, and manufacturing employment paint a relatively positive picture. Manufacturing...
Need to Know . . .The price of oil has declined by 39% since JuneThe decline in the price is attributable to the almost 4 million barrels per day increase in U.S. oil production since 2008 and slowing growth in world oil consumptionBarring increased turmoil in the Middle East, the price of oil is...
I was recently invited to give a talk in Warsaw to executives of American companies operating in Poland. The seminar tackled two distinct issues of interest to Amcham members: the state of U.S. manufacturing and how TTIP (the transatlantic trade deal) is viewed by American business.On the topic of...
As global competitiveness grows as a goal of U.S. economic policy, debates on the appropriate levels of public and private investment in innovation will become a cornerstone of policy dialogue. Frontier science, whose expansion is critical for building innovative capacity, needs to be an especially...
The price of oil was relatively stable for the three-year period from the beginning of 2011 through late spring of 2014. Starting in July 2014, however, the price of oil began falling and since the beginning of October the spot prices of oil (Brent and WTI) have declined at a fairly fast pace. As...
Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: The Impact on U.S. Manufacturing is sponsored jointly by The Aspen Institute’s program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Econometric...
In this webinar, Dan Meckstroth, vice president and chief economist, presents MAPI’s revised forecast for economic and manufacturing growth in the United States for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. Dr. Meckstroth will discuss the factors that are driving economic growth and the business environment...
Both Europe and the United States have seen their manufacturing sectors shrink over the past several decades. Industrial policies promptly followed in order to reverse the trend. A compact analysis—soon to be published on this site—sheds light on these efforts. Here are a few takeaways.Overall,...
In this webinar, MAPI Senior Economist Cliff Waldman reviews the contours of an aging, urbanizing world with slowing population growth. He highlights data for the world and key regions in both fertility and mortality to explain the global transition from a high-fertility, high-mortality to a low-...

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