Episode 511: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for January 2021

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In this first 2021 episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman reviews the final manufacturing data for 2020, places 2020 in the context of US manufacturing history and offers a forecast for 2021. Cliff also discusses the longer-term manufacturing outlook as well as post-pandemic structural issues, which include accelerated deployment of disruptive technologies, supply chain challenges and the evolving dynamics of the manufacturing workforce.

Cliff Waldman
Cliff Waldman

Our Guest

Cliff Waldman, 2020 National Economists Club Board of Governors Chair and 2019 President, is the CEO of New World Economics, a consulting firm that offers a range of forecasting and data creation services to private companies, trade groups and governments. He is also the host of “Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman”, a weekly podcast show on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Cliff is an active and in-demand public speaker on topics ranging from the U.S. and global economic outlooks to productivity and automation. Cliff served as Chief Economist of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) research foundation. His primary responsibility during his 15-year tenure at MAPI was to write and speak on the global economic outlook. Cliff’s career has also included positions with a state government policy research unit as well as with a small business research team in Washington, D.C. He has won three national research awards for his published work on the Chinese economy, productivity, innovation, and demographics. Cliff currently serves as co-chair of the NABE Manufacturing Roundtable. In 2018 he was awarded the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation by NABE.