Today, the Aspen Institute's Program on Manufacturing & Society in the 21st Century released a new econometric forecast, "What Would the US Economy Look Like in 2025 With a Manufacturing Resurgence?"
“The Atlas of Economic Complexity,” by Riccardo Haussman, Cesar Hidalgo, et al. Harvard University and Massachisetts Institute of Technology.
The US energy renaissance and related manufacturing job boom could be a solution for millions of unemployed Americans, according to a panel of experts gathered at the Aspen Institute yesterday. One challenge in the way of that growth: job training.
The manufacturing sector has been leading the US economic recovery since the end of the Great Recession in 2009.
What policy initiatives are needed to help manufacturing, a foundation of the US economy, prosper? Jared Bernstein, former principal economic advisor to Vice President Joseph Biden, and Grant D. Aldonas, former under secretary of commerce for international trade under George W.
Updated with a clip from the last panel: The Importance of Workforce Training for Advanced Economies.
The Institute’s Manufacturing and Society Program’s Executive Director Thomas J. Duesterberg addresses the application of the German Model to the American manufacturing sector, and introduces a high-level convening to examine the possibilities.
Two widely read sources weighed in yesterday on the debate about how much America should focus on reviving the manufacturing sector. Both Matt Yglesias' "Forget the Factories" and Catherine Rampell's "Never Mind Factories. Think Services" argue that the recent promotion of the "factory sector" is wrong-headed and potentially counterproductive.