Posts Tagged ‘economy’

What could go wrong in 2015?

The economic outlook for 2015 is upbeat. What might derail it? North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.

The 2015 economy

It’s traditional for economists at the beginning of a new year to give forecasts for growth, jobs, inflation and other key economic measures. North Carolina State University’s Mike Walden outlines what he sees in his crystal ball for 2015.

You Decide: How do we pay for infrastructure?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

When it comes to infrastructure maintenance and improvement, it may be a matter of pay now or pay later. Mike Walden explains why.

Profit’s role in the economy

As the economy has improved, business profits have risen. But is this good or bad? North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Pacific power

The United States sits between Europe and Asia, but traditionally our focus and ties have been in Europe. Now many say our future focus and ties will be in the other direction – to Asia. North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden explains why.

You Decide: What will 2015’s economy look like?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Dr. Mike Walden highlights the key barometers of the economy and where he sees them headed in 2015.

Christmas spending forecasts

It’s that time of year again. People are in the midst of their holiday shopping. For many businesses, this is a make-it-or-break-it time. North Carolina State University’s Dr. Mike Walden explains how economists think this holiday buying season will shape up.

Oil economics

Oil has been in the news recently, but in a good way: Oil prices have been dropping and taking gasoline and other fuel prices with them. This is dramatically different than even just a few years ago, when oil and gas prices were rising. What has happened to bring oil prices down? And will it continue? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Job Market Back?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Analyzing job-market issues, Mike Walden discusses whether apprenticeships, skill certificates and fast-tracked degrees may be the waves of the future in education.

Competition and insurance premiums

Amid the public discussion of health insurance costs and the Affordable Care Act’s impact on these costs, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers the role of competition in containing costs.

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