NC State University economist Mike Walden talks about why it’s taking longer for students to graduate from college, a trend that increases the cost of a college degree.
The percentage of the U.S. population that is in the labor force is at a 30-year low. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this disturbing trend.
When people think of booming areas of the world today, many would identify China, then maybe India and Southeast Asia and perhaps parts of Europe. But one region that should be on the list – Africa – might come as a surprise. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
Many people were glued to their TVs, smartphones and other electronic devices during the NCAA basketball tournament, and they didn’t always only watch at home. They often followed the games at work. Could this have reduced worker productivity and impacted the entire output of our economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
The recession forced many households to cut down on their debt. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers how successful this effort has been and who has been most successful.
Smartphones help us in many ways, but like many things, they also can be used in ways that can create problems. One of these ways is to text while driving. Many states, including North Carolina, now have bans on this activity. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether these bans have been successful.
Data show that since 2008 air pollution linked to carbon emissions has been on the decline and are now at 1995 levels. This is good news for concerns about global warming. What’s behind this trend? And will it continue? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
The tremendous run-up in housing prices from 1997 to 2006, which ultimately led to the housing crash, has been blamed on many things: Lenders, rating agencies, insurers, government burocracy and cheap money providers have all had fingers pointed at them as causing the housing bubble. Do we know who is to blame? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Wealth took a beating during the recession. Both real-estate and stock wealth plunged. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, collectively, we have regained what was lost.
The small Mediterranean country of Cyprus has been in the news recently – and not in a good way. The country has had a banking crisis, which caused the European Union to step in with a loan but also led to some stringent economic measures. Should those of us in the United States be concerned about their problems? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.