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 particularly on the productivity dynamics of manufacturing. He has authored a number of papers and published several articles on the Chinese economy, winning a national award for a paper on Chinese demographic trends. Along with former colleague Jeremy Leonard, he co-authored 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.