Posts Tagged ‘economy’

You Decide: Should We Borrow for Roads and Buildings?

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

Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.

Who’s benefiting from the economic recovery?

There’s been a lot of optimism about the economy recently, with both production and jobs increasing at good rates. But how widespread is this economic improvement? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

The incredible growing dollar

Most people understandably considered the dramatic drop in oil and gas prices as the biggest economic stunner last year. But NC State University economist Mike Walden says another price change at least belongs in the same stunner category.

You Decide: Are We Ready for Retirement?

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

The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.

Competition in online buying

The rate of shopping that takes place on computers and other electronic devices continues to grow at double-digit rates each year. One of the reasons people shop at particular brick-and-mortar stores is convenience to their home or place of work. Since this isn’t a factor for online shopping, how are shoppers to decide which sites to use? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

You Decide: How will jobs change?

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

Mike Walden explains why structural job change may be the source of job gains and losses in the future — and reveals implications of further impact.

Why are we so busy?

One of the biggest complaints people have today is that they are too busy – that they don’t have enough time. What’s behind this perception? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

The Saudi oil strategy

U.S. energy production has increased in economic importance, but it’s nowhere near the level of significance in countries such as Saudi Arabia. What’s the Saudi plan for coping with today’s low oil prices? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

You Decide: What Are the Impacts of Tax Changes?

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

There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.

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.

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