Episode 314: Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute Looks at the U.S. Steel Industry

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In this episode, Tim Gill, Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute, provides wide-ranging analysis on the market, structural, and public policy issues impacting the U.S. steel industry. Tim illuminates the short-term and long-term output growth picture. He also discusses product and process innovation, market concentration, and the steel industry workforce. In the final part of the interview, Tim discusses the impacts of tariffs and trade tensions.

Today's Guest

Tim Gill
Guest Tim Gill

Timothy J. Gill, CBE, is chief economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Based in Washington, DC, he provides economic analysis in support of AISI’s market research, market development, communications, and public policy efforts. Among his responsibilities, Tim oversees AISI’s industry statistics program, serves as staff director of its commercial research committee, acts as its economic forecaster, and represents the U.S. steel industry on the Worldsteel Association’s economics committee.

Tim has more than 20 years of experience in business economics and industry analysis. He speaks frequently on the business environment and has contributed to outlook surveys compiled by Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He was a key member of the team whose forecasts of the U.S. economy were cited by The Wall Street Journal as among the most accurate of 2011, 2012, and 2013. He holds a B.A. from John Carroll University, an M.A. in economics from Miami University, and is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), receiving the designation as a member of the inaugural CBE class of 2015.

Today's Host

Cliff Waldman
Host Cliff Waldman

Cliff Waldman is the CEO of New World Economics, a research and consulting firm in Arlington, VA, that specializes in contract research in the areas of manufacturing, small business, and frontier markets.  Prior to founding New World Economics, Cliff was Chief Economist at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), a trade and research firm for U.S. manufacturers.  While at MAPI, he won three national research awards for his published work on manufacturing productivity, innovation, and demographics. Cliff’s career has also included work for a state government economic research and forecasting unit, and for a small business research team in Washington, D.C. He received his M.A. in economics from Rutgers University.

Cliff is an active leader in the economics community, currently serving as President of the National Economists Club for calendar year 2019.