Mike Walden discusses the periodic ups and downs of the economy and asks if we have to live with this cycle — or if there is a way to have a smoother economic road ahead.
Citing the views of inflation-optimists and inflation-pessimists, Dr. Mike Walden explains why economists are still trying to decide where inflation is headed.
Mike Walden attempts to make some predictions about the direction and pace of the North Carolina economy.
North Carolina has communities that need reviving – both in cities and in rural areas. Are there any pointers New York City can give? Dr. Mike Walden offers some suggestions.
The advantages of bigness in companies may be changing, says Dr. Mike Walden. And the most significant game-changer helping small firms today may be technology.
Soon It will be five years since the bottom of the economic recession. Is the economy is better today than it was five years ago, and, if so, how much better? Mike Walden looks at some of the key economic measures, particularly for North Carolina.
While the migration of retired households can be interesting as a social and demographic phenomenon, there also can be important economic implications: Attracting retired households can be a form of economic development.
It’s popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.
The optimistic and pessimistic views of our long-term economic future couldn’t be more different. Perhaps rather being one or the other, the future might be a combination of the two.
Dr. Mike Walden shares and analyzes some of the key insights about our economy from the 2012 Economic Census.