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May 2017

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

May 31, 2017

The Economics of Tariffs: Can Restricting International Trade Be Good For the Economy?

United States trade policy can have substantial impacts close to home. In the recent issue of the NC State Economist, Dr. Thomas Grennes reviews the economics of tariffs on internationally traded goods and the impact they have on American jobs and our economy. 

May 30, 2017

Seeking an Extension Assistant Professor in Agricultural Law

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Extension… 

Graduating students raise their wolf hand high during commencement.

May 18, 2017

Reflections on Commencement

Happy. Anxious. Excited. Proud: With years of work behind them, recent graduates from NC State University’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics reflect on how they feel about earning their diplomas, what they gained from NC State and what they plan to do next. 

Student standing beside tractor.

May 16, 2017

Student Spotlight: NC State Helps Ethan Jordan Address Real-World Farm Questions

NC State junior Ethan Jordan lives in two worlds: On the weekends, he’s usually working on his family’s Columbus County farm. Then on weekdays, he’s on campus, pursuing a degree in agribusiness management. These worlds came together recently in practical research Jordan presented at a university symposium. 

May 12, 2017

Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina’s Number One Industry

ARE Economist, Dr. Mike Walden, recently updated his 2015 estimates of the economic contribution of agriculture and agribusiness in North Carolina. Agriculture and agribusiness — food, fiber and forestry —  account… 

May 11, 2017

Congratulations, Dr. Jonathan Phillips!

Senior Lecturer Jonathan Phillips is now Dr. Jonathan Phillips after completing his PhD in Economics this spring. 

A sea of mortarboards at NC State commencement

May 10, 2017

Extraordinary Grads, Endless Opportunities

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet eight of the college’s outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this weekend. 

May 5, 2017

Kendall del Rio Receives CALS Award for Excellence

Kendall del Rio, Student Services Assistant to the Undergraduate Office of ARE, won the CALS Award for Excellence in April! Kendall is recognized for her excellent efforts supporting our Undergraduate Coordinator and…