Manufacturing

37 articles

Man vs. Machine

Will technology steal our jobs?
Lucian Tarnowski | BraveNewTalent

As technology transforms millions of jobs around the world, it has created a “second machine age”, which represents a new inflection point in history. Just as in the industrial age, machines are improving the effectiveness of the workforce – but they are also automating tasks that humans once performed. How will technology affect jobs in the future […]

The New Manufacturing?

Can service industries play the role that manufacturing did in the past?
Dani Rodrik | Princeton

The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and excitement of recent years over the prospect of rapid catch-up with the advanced economies have evaporated.Few serious analysts still believe that the spectacular economic convergence experienced by Asian countries, and less spectacularly by most Latin American and […]

Revitalizing India’s Manufacturing Industry

How manufacturing can help solve India's unemployment issues.
Anwarul Hoda | ICRIER


Increasing the GDP growth rate will be a major task for India’s new government. GDP growth will be critical for eradicating poverty and improving the living standards of India’s population.The economy also faces the daunting challenge of providing employment opportunities to about a million people being added to the job market every month. Rapid expansion […]

U.S. Manufacturing In Strong Condition

Despite falling employment, the U.S. manufacturing base is growing larger, more productive and more competitive
Lindsay Oldenski | Georgetown University

Theodore H. Moran | Georgetown University

Recently, a number of studies, descriptive employment statistics, and statements by U.S. politicians have raised concerns about the strength of U.S. manufacturing. For example, in a January 2014 Journal of Economic Perspectives article, Martin Baily and Barry Bosworth expressed concern about the recent absolute decline in U.S. manufacturing employment, as well as the long-recognized decreasing […]

Has China’s Growth Only Just Begun?

Where there is weakness in China’s economy, there is also opportunity for sustained growth.
Keyu Jin | London School of Economics

The way I view the prospects of the Chinese economy in the coming years is with guarded optimism – guarded because distortions are rampant in the economy, from the vast misallocation of resources to the highly distortionary macroeconomic structure that propels a vicious cycle – but optimistic, for exactly the same reason. The existence of […]

The Rise of Brilliant Machines

Advanced Materials Inspired by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov pushed the boundaries of what was once thought to be physical limitations. He made people dream about how to make things easier, faster and lighter. Those dreams have inspired my work, and are exactly what we do today in material science and manufacturing. Asimov predicted that our use of gadgets would advance far […]

Powering the Next Energy Revolution

Shifting the future of energy into the hands of the consumer
Grant Feller | GF Media

The energy industry is on the cusp of a seismic shift — not simply in terms of the type of energy society will become dependent upon as the century progresses, but who controls it, too. It could be the biggest transformation in the market since the Industrial Revolution, except this time control won’t necessarily be […]