CEO, New World Economics
President, National Economists Club
"Africa: The New Frontier of Global Expansion"
NEC President Cliff Waldman will paint a picture of the emerging economic landscape on the African continent. He will note broad continental indicators of improvement in economic growth, poverty and health. Cliff will argue that favorable demographics are emerging as a driver of Africa’s development potential. He will show data from major countries in order to illustrate emerging strengths but also to highlight the challenges of productivity-enhancing industrialization in an era of rapid process disruptions in manufacturing. In the final part of his talk he will suggest a combined entrepreneurship/industrialization paradigm as a way forward for Africa.
Cliff Waldman, 2019 National Economists Club President, is the CEO of New World Economics, a consulting firm that offers a range of forecasting and data creation services to private companies, trade groups and governments. He is also the host of “Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman”, a weekly podcast show on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Cliff is an active and in-demand public speaker on topics ranging from the U.S. and global economic outlooks to productivity and automation.
Cliff served as Chief Economist of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) research foundation. His primary responsibility during his 15-year tenure at MAPI was to write and speak on the global economic outlook. Cliff’s career has also included positions with a state government policy research unit as well as with a small business research team in Washington, D.C. He has won three national research awards for his published work on the Chinese economy, productivity, innovation, and demographics.
Cliff currently serves as co-chair of the NABE Manufacturing Roundtable. In 2018 he was awarded the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation by NABE.
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