Episode 367 Manufacturing Matters: Some Perspective On Global Economic and Financial Signals

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Today’s Episode

Amidst rising fears of a world economic downturn, Greg Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics, offered much-needed perspective on global economic and financial signals. Greg responded to questions about the mixed economic picture in the US and identified his biggest concerns outside of the US.  He also offered analysis of the recent tumble in US bond yields. The interview concluded with a discussion of the high-flying dollar, a considerable challenge for US-based manufacturers.

Today's Guest

Daco
Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics

Gregory Daco is Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics where he is responsible for producing the US economic outlook using Oxford Economics’ proprietary Global Economic Model. Greg directs thematic research on the economy, the Fed and fiscal policy, and leads a team of high caliber economists producing intraday economic and financial market analysis. He conducts regular briefings on the global economy for corporate boards, trade associations and policymakers at all levels. Greg is often quoted in national and global publications and is a frequent guest of CNBC, Bloomberg and NPR.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Greg was Director of US Macroeconomics at IHS Global Insight. He also worked in the Economic Affairs Department of the Belgian Embassy in Australia and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN in Geneva. Greg is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), former President of the New York Chapter of NABE as well as co-founder and former President of the Boston Chapter of the NABE. He holds a Master of Arts in economics from Boston University, and a Master in Business Administration from Université de Louvain in Belgium.

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.