Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

The big tax debate begins

With tax legislation passed and signed by the governor here in North Carolina, we won’t hear about competing state tax proposals at least for a while. But this same debate is just beginning in Washington. N.C. State University economist explains why the same kind of issues will be debated in the nation as were discussed in our state.

GDP update

The latest reading on GDP, the most comprehensive measure of our economy, was released, and it surprised economists. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains

The state of home buying

Things are looking up for home buying. New construction and sales are up but so too are prices and mortgage interest rates. Is this still a good time to buy, and will it get better or worse? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses home buying trends.

What’s Basal?

A bank in a small city in Switzerland called Basal plays an oversized role in financial systems around the world. N.C. State economist Mike Walden explains.

Comprehensive Pay

There’s more to most people’s salaries than what they take home. N.C. State economist Mike Walden discusses the various benefits employers often pay that are part of our salaries.

Auctions

Auctions often offer great bargains. And people seem to like auctions. So why isn’t the auction method of selling items used more? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses auctions.

Economic measures

Data drives today’s society. In terms of economic data, when you look beyond the national numbers and focus on a state like North Carolina and even communities within our state, what are the best types of measures? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Creating a rural renaissance

With small towns and rural areas lagging behind their urban counterparts in terms of economic growth, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines strategies that could be used to improve rural and small town prospects in North Carolina.

Game changers for the economy

The McKenzie Global Institute has released a report on big changes that could have enormous positive impacts for our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Do foreign graduates return or stay?

As are many, if not most U.S. colleges and universities, N.C. State is seeing a major influx of students from other countries. Do those students return home after finishing their degrees? Or do they stay in this country? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. “Well, before I answer that …, let me give you [...]

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