Stories From Mar 2018

Mar 30, 2018

You Decide: Can We Reduce Invisible Unemployment?

While the unemployment rate has been falling, can the same be said for those who have stopped actively looking for work? Can communities reduce this number of invisible unemployment?

Mar 29, 2018

Less Ship Safety Due to the Jones Act

Emeritus Professor Thomas Grennes concludes that sponsors of the Jones Act intended to create a stronger merchant marine, but the unintended consequences have been a smaller, older, and more dangerous American fleet that carries very little of US international trade.

Mar 29, 2018

NAREA elects Rejesus as ARER Fellow

Rod ReJesus, ARE Extension Specialist and Professor was recently elected a fellow of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA).

Mar 29, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Food Deserts Cause Nutritional Problems?

Today’s program asks if food deserts cause nutritional problems. Mike, food deserts are defined as neighborhoods lacking large supermarkets that provide a large wide variety of healthy foods.

Mar 28, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Food Deserts Cause Nutritional Problems?

Is access the only factor when it comes to improving nutrition for communities? Or are there other factors to consider? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses a recent study’s findings.

Mar 19, 2018

Fell Featured in WUNC Energy Econ Broadcast

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline promises to bring huge quantities of cheap natural gas to North Carolina, which could slow growth for solar power.

Mar 19, 2018

Coit Completes DELTA OCIP Training

Dr. Marne Coit has completed the 12-week DELTA Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) leading to certification by the Quality Matters Organization.

Mar 19, 2018

Economic Perspective: What Happens to Displaced Factory Workers?

Many experts think automation and technology will increasingly replace people on the factory floor, but what happens to the worker who’s been replaced? NC State University Economist Mike Walden shows what the numbers say.

Mar 16, 2018

You Decide: How Can Affordable Housing Be Increased?

As growth in big cities has outpaced growth elsewhere, the price of shelter increased. Lower income households can either live in smaller and crowded housing closer to their jobs in the city, or live farther away where prices are lower but commutes are longer. How can housing be affordable for more people?

Mar 13, 2018

Smithfield Grains visits ARE 415

Taylor Cowan and Joshe Goode of Smithfield Grain visited the students of ARE 415: Introduction to Commodity and Futures Markets on March 13th, 2018.