Stories From Nov 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Economic Perspective: A Battle Of Deductions

One of the proposals on the table for tax change is to double the standard deduction. How would this impact the taxpayers?

Nov 22, 2017

You Decide: Is Another Transportation Transformation Ahead?

It’s commonly thought we are now living in the greatest time period of change. Technology is affecting how we live, work and communicate in amazing ways, and the changes will continue.

Nov 15, 2017

Economists Offer Insight for the 2018 US Farm Bill

NC State economist Barry Goodwin has been leading this AEI farm bill project along with Vince Smith (Montana State), Joe Glauber (IFPRI) and Daniel Sumner (Davis). The project’s team includes Agricultural and Resource Economics faculty members John Beghin, Tom Vukina, and Xiaoyong Zheng.

Nov 14, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology.

Nov 13, 2017

NSF webinar hosted by Paul Fackler

Paul Fackler recently hosted an online seminar titled "Solving Stochastic Dynamic Programming Models without Transition Matrices." Attendees learned about the Computational Sustainable Network (CompSusNet), a research network sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Nov 13, 2017

Economic Perspective: Choosing The Best College

High school students consider various factors when picking a college. From an economic viewpoint, what are the most important?

Nov 8, 2017

Economic Perspective: Potential Impact Of Meat Substitutes

For a long time, scientists have talked about the development of synthetic meat. What could the impact of a growing synthetic meat market mean?

Nov 3, 2017

Nobel Committee Cites Work by ARE Faculty Member

Professor Zack Brown’s research on nudging and energy consumption is cited by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in its profile of Richard Thaler, the 2017 winner of the Sveriges Riskbank Price in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. […]

Nov 2, 2017

Emeritus Professor Thomas Grennes in the WSJ

The Jones Act hindered recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria by preventing ships from unloading supplies intended for much-needed relief efforts. An editorial in the Wall Street Journal published October 26 highlighted the trade protectionism and price gouging […]

Nov 2, 2017

October Report on Economic Indicators

ARE’s Michael Walden has published the October 2017 North Caroline Index of Economic Factors. The Index was down slightly in September from its level in August.  The main driver was an almost 15% drop in building permits, likely reflecting some […]