Tim Mahedy

Economic Analyst

Regional analysis, Macro forecast

District IT trends, District economy

Tim Mahedy (at) sf.frb.org

Working Papers
Hide this section
The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?

IMF WP 14-28 | With Celasun, DiBella, and Papageorgiou | July 2013

abstract (+)
The notable rebound of U.S. manufacturing activity following the Great Recession has raised the question of whether the sector might be experiencing a renaissance. Using panel regressions, we find that a depreciating real exchange rate, an increasing spread in natural gas prices between the United States and other G-7 countries, and in particular decreasing unit labor costs have had a positive impact on U.S. manufacturing production. While we find it unlikely for manufacturing to become a main engine of growth in the United States, we find that U.S. manufacturing exports could provide nonnegligible growth opportunities going forward.
FRBSF Publications
Hide this section