Episode 382: Manufacturing Matters – Economic Outlook for Global Growth and Forecast for the US

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In this presentation, given at the 2019 ECIA Executive Conference, ‘Manufacturing Matters’ host Cliff Waldman overviews the global economic outlook and its implications for U.S. manufacturing performance. Cliff identifies four concerns for manufacturing-a slowing global economy, the rising risk of recession in the U.S., a chaotic and destabilizing trade battle between the U.S. and China, and an elevated dollar. After overviewing the contours and the details of each of the four concerns, Cliff concludes his presentation with a forecast of U.S. manufacturing growth for 2019 and 2020.

Host Cliff Waldman

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.