Episode 410: Cliff Notes: The Latest on Manufacturing from The Federal Reserve, The PMI and a Coronavirus Update

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Today’s Episode

In the third episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman reviews the latest manufacturing growth data from the Federal Reserve as well as the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index from the Institute for Supply Management. For macroeconomic context, he then discusses the most recent US and global economic data. The impact of the spreading novel coronavirus is discussed. Cliff concludes the episode by giving a short-term forecast for US manufacturing growth.

Today's 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.