Stories From Apr 2018

Apr 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Are We A Throw-Away Society?

The ultimate, perhaps, incentive, to worry more about waste is to have a tax on waste.

Apr 24, 2018

Faculty Promoted in ARE

Congratulations are in order for Harrison Fell and Julianne Treme. Fell was awarded tenure and Treme was promoted to Teaching Associate Professor.

Apr 24, 2018

Working on the Perfect Pitch

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship students practiced pitching their business ideas in front of their peers as well as members of the ag. community on April 23rd, 2018.

Apr 23, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There A Future For Credit Cards?

Alternative ways of paying will probably rise and increase in usage.

Apr 18, 2018

Jane Harrison to Teach Maymester Course in Rural Economic Development

CEnREP affiliate and coastal economics specialist with NC Sea Grant will lead this course about rural, eastern North Carolina economic development. Register today!

Apr 13, 2018

You Decide: What’s Worrying the Stock Market?

The stock market has been in a “correction” – meaning a decline of over 10 percent – for most of the year.

Apr 11, 2018

You Decide: Can We Reduce Invisible Unemployment?

Invisible unemployment is composed of individuals of working age (25-54) who aren’t working and – this is the key – are not actively looking for work.

Apr 11, 2018

Faculty Focus: Teaching Kids that Space Rocks (and Has a Lot of Rocks)

Dr. Melissa Hendrickson of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics delivers a NASA program to young people that gives them the rare chance to touch a piece of outer space.

Apr 11, 2018

Kandilov and Renkow Present at Economics of Infrastructure Workshop

Agricultural and Resource Economics faculty Ivan Kandilov and Mitch Renkow are presenting research at the Economic Returns to Rural Infrastructure Investments held April 10-11, 2018 in Washington,  DC.

Apr 10, 2018

Economic Perspective: Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is large and growing, and is a major issue for many households.