Cautious Optimism for a New Era of Global Growth
Global economic growth is accelerating beyond its sluggish performance of the long post-Great Recession adjustment period. For a deep dive into the hows and whys of evolving economic performance, join the MAPI Foundation Tuesday, August 29 for our popular global economic outlook webinar where we will release the findings of our latest forecast of U.S. GDP and U.S. manufacturing growth.
In this presentation, MAPI Foundation Chief Economist Cliff Waldman will examine the stubbornly moderate economic performance in the U.S. and, by contrast, the brighter outlook for U.S. manufacturing growth. He will explore the benefits of improved global demand, the strengthening of still weak capital spending, and the moderate depreciation of the elevated dollar. Cliff will review recent activity of major industrialized and developing economies and will offer 2017 and 2018 manufacturing growth forecasts.
He will also discuss the global outlook risk implications of Brexit, escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, and the economic implications of political and policy concerns in the U.S.
We want your questions. Cliff will be hosting Q&A after his presentation. Please submit questions during registration and/or during the webinar.
Cliff Waldman is chief economist at the MAPI Foundation. He regularly writes and speaks on U.S. and global economic trends, including the productivity dynamics of manufacturing, demographics, 3D printing, and advanced manufacturing clusters.
Cliff was awarded the 2016 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) for his report on The Evolving Contours of Productivity Performance and Automation Investment in U.S. Manufacturing. He also wrote with former colleague Jeremy Leonard, a cutting-edge study on manufacturing innovation that was published in the October 2007 edition of Business Economics, for which they received an award for outstanding contributed paper. He is regularly invited to speak at industry events and corporate meetings, including with IEEE, Kaman Corporation, and Southern Governors' Association.
He previously worked as a research economist for the New Jersey Department of Labor, within the research arm of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and as president of Waldman Associates, an economic consulting firm in Arlington, VA. He holds an M.A. and a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University.