Stories From 2021

Dec 13, 2021

WRAL: High Inflation Could Last Into Next Year, NC Economist Says

A new report by the U.S. Labor Department shows that inflation hit nearly 7% last month, which is the highest its been in nearly 40 years. Mike Walden says that rising prices could last well into next year.

Dec 3, 2021

You Decide: How Has The Economic Pie and Its Slices Changed?

The economic pie is a device often used to give context to how the economy has grown over time. How have the slices in North Carolina been changing?

Dec 1, 2021

Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana

Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.

Nov 29, 2021

Andrew Branan Earns Leadership & Service Recognition Award from Council of Extension Professionals

Branan will be recognized at the North Carolina Joint Council of Extension Professionals forum on December 3, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Nov 21, 2021

You Decide: Can A Wage-Price Spiral Be Avoided?

Our economy is constantly changing due to inflation and cost of living adjustments. What are we seeing happen now and how can it be managed?

Nov 15, 2021

Inflation & Biden: Alarm Bells Not Ringing Loud Enough, Economist Warns

WRAL TechWire reached out to N.C. State economist Dr. Mike Walden for his reaction on the rapidly unfolding debate about inflation as it sparks to levels not seen in decades.

Nov 10, 2021

Taking a World View

NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Ed Kick draws on big data to understand what causes inequalities among nations and the big problems that come from them.

Nov 8, 2021

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Researchers take a historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' response to drought in the U.S.

Nov 8, 2021

A Study Dismantles The Purchasing Power Of James Bond

Economists Lee Craig, Julianne Treme and Thomas Weiss have published a paper revealing that a real-life James Bond would have spent 18% of his salary on dining out in the 1960s. Today, he would spend 33% of his salary for the same food.

Nov 5, 2021

You Decide: Will There Be a Permanent Labor Shortage?

Labor shortages can have a large impact on the economy. How can we adapt to what might become the new normal?