economy

Jan 9, 2017

Economic Perspective: Are the Kids Leaving Home?

The societal changes we’ve seen in recent years is the increase of young adults choosing to live with their parents after they have finished school. Now that the job market has been improving, is the number of young adults living at home with their parents still significant?

Jan 6, 2017

You Decide: How to Solve Our Economic Growth Mystery?

Like the nation and most states, North Carolina’s economy has made progress since the end of the Great Recession. However, compared to recent recoveries from recessions, the pace of North Carolina’s current economic progress has been relatively slow. Usually, North Carolina's economic recoveries are stronger than the national recoveries. What could be the cause of this?

Dec 23, 2016

You Decide: What Should Be North Carolina’s Economic Agenda?

With 2017 rapidly approaching, it's time to look to the future. The dawn of a new year holds promise and hope for what we all want to accomplish in the coming months. North Carolina has it's goals set, but how should the state go about attaining them?

Dec 19, 2016

Economic Perspective: Finally, Faster Wage Growth

For several years during the economic recovery wage rates weren't increasing. However, have they started growing as of late? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Have Interest Rates Jumped?

Interest rates remained low for some time, but have recently seen a jump. What could be the cause behind this and is there a chance they'll come back down? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 9, 2016

You Decide: What Will Happen to the Economy in 2017

Our economy is very complex with millions of interactions and interrelationships. I think economists are best at identifying general trends and raising questions about the economic future. So, what could the economy hold for our country in 2017?

Dec 5, 2016

Economic Perspective: Who’s Cutting The Cord?

The avenues of broadcast media are constantly changing. There's been a major shift in how people consume content. NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at certain demographics and how they play into this shift.

Nov 28, 2016

Economic Perspective: Age and Productivity

There has been a recent downward trend in overall productivity across the nation. What could be the root of this trend? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the issue.

Nov 23, 2016

You Decide: Will The Trump Economic Policies Work?

A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and improving pay. With Mr. Trump the winner, all eyes will be on the policies he will promote to achieve these goals. So what will President-elect Trump eventually do to help the economy?

Nov 21, 2016

Economic Perspective: Changes in the Eating Out Industry

The average person now spends as much eating out as they do on meals they prepare at home. However, There are some big changes occurring in the eating out, or restaurant, market. What are they?