Economic Outlook: Is U.S. Manufacturing Finally on the Rebound?
In recent years, U.S. manufacturing growth has been virtually stagnant. Are things finally on the rebound? While the manufacturing picture is modestly improving, a range of issues and risks stand in the way of a return to full factory-sector health. To get the detailed picture, join us Tuesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. ET for our popular economic outlook webinar.
In this webinar, MAPI Foundation Chief Economist Cliff Waldman will present the latest forecast for U.S. economic and manufacturing growth. In addition to discussing the manufacturing sector as a whole, he will offer forecasts and analyses for major manufacturing subsectors. It’s a mixed picture with some subsectors helping to push manufacturing to stronger and steadier growth and others that continue to struggle. Cliff will outline the broadly improving global economic picture that is catalyzing the modest industrial rebound. In doing so, he will present data from regions that matter most to factory sector prospects, such as the Eurozone, East Asia, and North America. He will also discuss the range of risks and uncertainties in the world picture. These issues potentially threaten growth in the global economy that continues to pull away from the aftermath of the financial crisis.
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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.