Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

What to expect in housing

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the housing market, which is finally turning around, with both sales and prices on the upswing.

Revising the numbers

The federal government’s statisticians are in the process of revising the main measurement of the economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this change.

China’s change

From an impoverished country with little impact on the world economy, China has dramatically increased its standard of living and is now a major player in international commerce. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this dramatic change.

Shaking up the tax mix

Big news was made in North Carolina recently when a plan to overhaul the state’s taxes was revealed. N.C. State economist Mike Walden summarizes the plan and its possible impacts.

Lost workers

Fewer people are in the job market, which may make the unemployment rate look better than it really is. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this trend.

An economic embarrassment

There was a minor earthquake in the economics profession when some graduate students found some errors in major research that has been cited around the world. What’s this about? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has the answer.

Rating the rebound

Most economists now agree the economy is growing. But the slap on this recovery thus far is that it has been lackluster. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the latest economic numbers.

The college job market

It’s graduation time again, and many eager college grads will be pounding the pavement for jobs. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about what they’ll find.

Pension problems?

Most states have large public pension funds for employees. Some of these funds are facing immediate financial problems. North Carolina’s fund is not one of them. But some economists say all funds face longer-term issues related to something called the discount rate. What is this possible problem? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Unemployed youth

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden talks about how we’re doing creating jobs for young people.

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