Manufacturing

34 articles

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 […]