Most of us would rather have more options for any decision we have to make. But having so many options can delay decision-making. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses what economists have to say about the impact and importance of the number and range of decision-making options that people have.
Whenever the monthly jobless rates are released, there is criticism. The complaints are because the widely quoted rate does not include jobless workers who have stopped looking for work. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discuesses why this doesn’t pose a problem.
There is an ongoing debate about sales taxes and whether they should be applied to online sales as well as to sales at traditional stores. To what degree does this matter when it comes to how people shop? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Oil exploration and production in the United States is on the rise. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden shares facts on how this has changed the balance of producing domestic oil production versus importing oil.
The good news is that the housing market is recovering, but the bad news is that many are not yet convinced the recovery is sustainable. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses what’s causing the doubt.
Baby boomers are rapidly retiring and, unlike many of their parents, are on the move. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at where they are headed for their golden years.
Over the last 25 years, who has gotten ahead when it comes to pay? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Economists are still trying to decide what caused the great recession. Much of the focus has been on excessive loans, which ultimately led to credit issues and the collapse of the housing market. But as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses, there are other possible explanations.
Economists often talk about the benefits of competition, with companies vying for business and, as a byproduct, helping to keep production costs low. But to many, competition implies a winner and losers. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses another term that might be more appropriate.
Last year many called German Chancellor Angela Merkle the world’s most powerful or influential woman, but starting Feb. 1, there may be someone else taking that spot as Janet Yellen takes the helm of the Federal Reserve. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. “What we’re looking at here … is … influence — and [...]