Episode 421: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture: How The Coronavirus Crisis Is Impacting US Industry

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It is unlikely that very many economists ever thought they would have to contemplate the impact of a rapidly spreading, globally menacing pathogen on the economic outlook. But that day is upon us. Of course at Manufacturing Talk Radio, our focus is on the US manufacturing sector. In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman will discuss the just-released report on February industrial production as well as the most recent report on manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management to begin to offer a picture of how the coronavirus crisis is impacting US industry. He will conclude by putting the data in the context of a rapidly changing set of circumstances.

Host Cliff Waldman

Cliff Waldman
Guest 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.