The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.
Mike Walden analyzes the ups and downs of the “new ruffle” in the economy-bolstering process by which the Fed has kept inflation at bay.
Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.
Mike Walden looks at the factors at play in unemployment measurement, job market evaluation and household wealth analysis — and how they influence a half-full or half-empty perception of economic well-being.
Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to infrastructure maintenance and improvement, it may be a matter of pay now or pay later. Mike Walden explains why.
Dr. Mike Walden highlights the key barometers of the economy and where he sees them headed in 2015.