Speculation early this year was that the Federal Reserve would likely raise interest rates in June, but now most experts say that decision has at least been pushed back to September. NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses what’s behind the postponement.
The federal stimulus program implemented during the recession spent a significant portion of the funds on public education. Do we have any information on how schools spent these funds? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
When faced with economic calamity, how willing are we to think about changing what we do in order to stay employed? Mike Walden analyzes why the best laid contingency plans need not go awry.
The world has changed dramatically in recent decades. In particular, the U.S. economy is not as dominant as it once was. Some say this may eventually mean the U.S. dollar will lose its elevated position in world finance. NC State University economist Mike Walden considers whether such a change is inevitable.
One of the many economic statistics released regularly is one on labor productivity. NC State University economist Mike Walden pays attention to this number and hasn’t been happy with it recently. What’s wrong?
A milestone in our collective personal spending was set this year: For the first time, Americans spent more on eating-out than on eating-in. Mike Walden discusses the socio-economic changes that brought this about.
Technology is rapidly changing everything in our world, including the economy. Some say that if trends continue, we will soon be living in a concierge economy. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what that means.
Most disciplines have their own jargon and terms, and economics is no exception. One such economic term is hand-to-mouth wealth. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains what it is and why it’s important.
Economist Mike Walden presents six principles that he believes represent a logical approach to investing.
Americans recently reached a milestone in terms of how they eat. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.