Stories From May 2019

May 30, 2019

Norway and Sweden Study Abroad: The Highlights

The Maymester study abroad students returned with a unique set of experiences and a new awareness of Scandinavian aquaculture and agribusiness practices.

May 29, 2019

New Numbers on the Value of NC Ag. and Agribusiness

Walden has compiled information showing the strong relationship between agriculture and the health of the NC economy. Commissioner Troxler discusses these findings with SFN.

May 28, 2019

Economic Perspective: Accounting for the Future

When considering money for the future, are there any tricks or methods to consider when weighing the value of future dollars?

May 28, 2019

You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?

A new commission has formed to look into the future of transportation, and how the state should build around that envisioned future. NC State University economist Mike Walden is a part of the commission, and shares some of his considerations as the process begins.

May 28, 2019

A Day In The Life: Graduate with Harrison Walker

Harrison Walker (and his buddy Nick) take you along for their graduation: the sea of red caps, the pre-ceremony dance party – and a surprise cameo from Chancellor Randy Woodson.

May 16, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Decline In Young Drivers

Numbers have shown that there's been a decrease in teenage drivers over the years. What factors could be behind this?

May 15, 2019

Radio Interview with Thomas Grennes on Tariffs

Emeritus Professor Thomas Grennes takes a deep dive into the effects of tariffs in an interview with Greater Raleigh Radio.

May 15, 2019

Transmission Lines Carry Improvements to Local Air Quality

Quantifying the boost in the environmental value of wind energy from uncongested transmission networks was the goal of a recent study by CEnREP Interim Director Harrison Fell and colleagues at UC Davis and the University of Colorado Boulder.

May 15, 2019

Economic Perspective: Update on the U.S. Economy

With the first quarter of 2019 behind us what have we learned about the 2019 economy, and what is the outlook for the rest of the year?

May 15, 2019

Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain

This issue of the NC State Economist answers the question: What is blockchain and how does it affect agriculture?