Michael Mandel, Jared Bernstein, Leo Hindery and Louis Uchitelle discussed the critical role of manufacturing in the era of the app economy.
Mandel explained the findings of his paper, co-authored with PPI economist Diana G. Carew. Based on new research, the paper argues:
- We should aim to boost manufacturing employment up to 15.5-16 million, one third above the current number of jobs. That’s a level last reached in 2001.
- The employment spillover effects of manufacturing are significantly larger than commonly thought.
- Manufacturing is an essential complement to the communications boom.
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Leo Hindery, Managing Director, Intermedia Partners
Louis Uchitelle, Economics Writer, The New York Times