It often seems the inflation rate reported by the government doesn’t square with our personal experience with the cost of living. What’s going on? Mike Walden explains.
We saw a dramatic collapse of household wealth during the recession. Are we now back on solid economic ground? Mike Walden discusses.
The interest rate paid on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes fell to it’s lowest point ever recently. What does that super-low rate mean for your and the nation’s economy? Mike Walden discusses.
North Carolina has the seventh highest unemployment rate in the nation. Mike Walden discusses the factors that may have contributed to the state’s unusually high jobless rate.
With the record levels of spending, especially at the federal level, and sky-high government deficits and debts, how could anyone make the case that government has been shrinking? Mike Walden explains how.
There are few parts to our economy that get people riled up more than rising gas prices. But what, if anything, can we do about the escalating cost of gas. Mike Walden discusses.
All eyes are on the job market for indications the economy is getting better. Here in North Carolina, we’ve been disappointed that our state unemployment rate continues to track higher than the national rate. But N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says there is some good news about the state job picture.
The cost of living varies by where you live. Mike Walden explains why it’s important to understand and be aware of differences in the cost of living.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Environmental Expertise
The subject matter with which three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members who have been chosen to receive 2012 North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Awards is disparate, ranging from economics to leadership and human-animal interactions. But all three share a commitment to imparting knowledge.