Stories From Feb 2020

Feb 28, 2020

Does Gender Affect Risk Aversion & Moral Hazard in Healthcare Behavior?

Americans spent 3.5 trillion dollars on health insurance in 2017 and the amount is growing yearly. Understanding consumer behavior is an important area of research in a time when national attention is being focused on the healthcare industry.

Feb 28, 2020

Economic Perspective: Inflation and Product Quality

When calculating inflation, how does one account for increases in product quality that affect the product's price?

Feb 28, 2020

Renewed Trade with China Could Help NC Farmers Recover from Trade War

Blake Brown said the Phase One trade agreement between China and the United States does indeed offer opportunity and some good news for North Carolina hog and poultry producers as well as tobacco farmers.

Feb 27, 2020

You Decide: Could a Virus Take Down the Economy?

With all the unknown that comes with viruses and outbreaks, what sort of impact could they have on our economy?

Feb 25, 2020

Making the World a Classroom

Students stepped out of the classroom and into the lab.

Feb 20, 2020

You Decide: Why Do We Have Property Taxes?

NC State economist Mike Walden breaks down the intricacies of how property tax is calculated, and all the factors at play with it.

Feb 20, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are We Driving Less?

The automobile has always been a staple of every day life in our country, but does recent data show we're driving less? If so, how could this impact the future?

Feb 17, 2020

2020 Economic Outlook: Down or Just Slowdown?

Indicators suggest growth will continue, albeit more slowly than in 2019.

Feb 13, 2020

New Chair Unites Two Colleges on the International Stage

The James W. Owens Distinguished Chair in International Economics will be split between the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Economics Department.

Feb 13, 2020

Trying to Improve Local Grain Basis in North Carolina as Deficit Grows

A summit this past summer between three North Carolina commodity groups representing corn, soybeans and small grains and three major pork and poultry companies helped move the needle in the right direction.