Economic Perspective

Aug 15, 2019

Economic Perspective: Hiring Over the Business Cycle

The popular adage "last hired, first fired" speaks to the hiring cycle in businesses, but does this apply equally across all levels?

Aug 8, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Decline in Infrastructure

Spending on infrastructure in the U.S. has been on the decline. When did this trend start, and why is investing in infrastructure important?

Jul 30, 2019

Economic Perspective: North Carolina’s Business Ranking

A new ranking of the states' attractiveness to businesses was released. What criteria was used, and where did North Carolina fall?

Jul 18, 2019

Economic Perspective: Money and Gold

The United States left the gold standard in the 1970s. What is the gold standard, and what are the advantages of being on or off of it?

Jul 11, 2019

Economic Perspective: Do We Need a National Rainy Day Fund?

Some states have implemented "rainy day" funds to help during recessions. Is this something that should be implemented on the national level?

Jul 5, 2019

Economic Perspective: What Revived Cities?

Cities were declining in the 1960s and 1970s, but they've seen a turnaround. What sparked this?

Jul 1, 2019

Economic Perspective: Are Slow Home Sales a Signal of the Future?

The housing market has cooled a little in recent months. What could this be signaling?

Jun 25, 2019

Economic Perspective: Is Moving to a City Always Successful?

Does moving to a big city in search of higher paying jobs and greater opportunities always pay off?

Jun 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: The New Workplace

The modern workplace is changing from what the traditional sense. What's behind these changes?

Jun 6, 2019

Economic Perspective: How to Get Rich

Is there a formula for getting rich? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses some new research on the matter.