When President Barack Obama was in North Carolina recently to announce a new innovation lab at N.C. State University, he mentioned the importance of exports to a prospering economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines how are we doing in this aspect of international trade.
As N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says, the major keys to the economy are jobs, household income and spending. His wife, Mary, who studied psychology at college, asks how people’s feelings about the economy play in their economic decisions.
Economist Mike Walden says there is good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. More jobs have been created in recent years, but there are still thousands of North Carolinians who don’t have jobs and want to work.
For decades one sector we could count on for growth was health care. But today there are some signs that that is changing. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s happening.
Many people mistakenly think economics is solely about helping people or businesses make more money. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, economics actually focuses on using resources to achieve goals, whatever those goals may be.
Sometimes it takes a long time to get to know someone at work, in school and even in personal relationships. But people have developed ways to speed this process, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.
President Barrack Obama recently came to North Carolina State University to announce a new electronic center for the campus. The president said the discoveries and inventions this center will develop will be key to improving the economy and standards of living. And N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says the president is “absolutely correct.”
Most of us would rather have more options for any decision we have to make. But having so many options can delay decision-making. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses what economists have to say about the impact and importance of the number and range of decision-making options that people have.
Whenever the monthly jobless rates are released, there is criticism. The complaints are because the widely quoted rate does not include jobless workers who have stopped looking for work. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discuesses why this doesn’t pose a problem.
There is an ongoing debate about sales taxes and whether they should be applied to online sales as well as to sales at traditional stores. To what degree does this matter when it comes to how people shop? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.