Episode 490: Cliff Notes On The Global Manufacturing Picture: The Darkness and The Light

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In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’ host Cliff Waldman reviews the October data on U.S. manufacturing production growth and then discusses the dichotomies that cloud the manufacturing outlook. These include a pernicious third wave of the pandemic pitted against the promise of a pandemic-ending vaccine, a rebound in China versus pandemic-induced uncertainty in Europe and the conclusion of the U.S. election versus lingering uncertainty about the political makeup of the U.S. Congress. Accounting for all of these factors Cliff concludes the episode with a U. S. economic and manufacturing forecast for 2021.

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Cliff Waldman
Cliff Waldman

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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.