Director of Economic Studies
Cliff Waldman is director of economic studies 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.