Host Mary Walden fondly remembers opening her first bank account. She asks about the issue of disappearing banks – why are there fewer banks today? Her husband, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, says there are reasons why there are fewer brick-and-mortar banks today.
Host Mary Walden thinks of understanding investing and investment markets as a lifetime endeavor, and that’s why she’s attracted to investment ideas that make sense and are clear. Her husband, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden, says that one such idea is called the two Es of investing.
Often if business investment is down and consumers aren’t spending enough, one of reasons given is uncertainty. But what exactly is economic uncertainty? And do we have any hard evidence on how it affects the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
An ongoing debate about the effectiveness and importance of teachers on student performance is topic of the upcoming N.C State University Emerging Issues Forum. University economist Mike Walden discusses a study that could add to the discussion.
When President Barack Obama was in North Carolina recently to announce a new innovation lab at N.C. State University, he mentioned the importance of exports to a prospering economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines how are we doing in this aspect of international trade.
As N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says, the major keys to the economy are jobs, household income and spending. His wife, Mary, who studied psychology at college, asks how people’s feelings about the economy play in their economic decisions.
For decades one sector we could count on for growth was health care. But today there are some signs that that is changing. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s happening.
Many people mistakenly think economics is solely about helping people or businesses make more money. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, economics actually focuses on using resources to achieve goals, whatever those goals may be.
Sometimes it takes a long time to get to know someone at work, in school and even in personal relationships. But people have developed ways to speed this process, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.
President Barrack Obama recently came to North Carolina State University to announce a new electronic center for the campus. The president said the discoveries and inventions this center will develop will be key to improving the economy and standards of living. And N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says the president is “absolutely correct.”