Economic Perspective

Nov 17, 2023

You Decide: Is the Fed Done Raising Interest Rates?

Economist Mike Walden reflects on the Federal Reserve’s handling of interest rates and what goes into the decision to raise or lower rates.

Nov 3, 2023

You Decide: What Do Interest Rates Tell Us?

Economist Mike Walden shares information about interest rates and what interest rate changes mean for the economy.

Oct 30, 2023

Adapting to Saltwater Intrusion: Profitability of Salt-Tolerant Soybeans in Eastern North Carolina

In this edition of the NC State Economist, Greg Ferraro, Roderick M. Rejesus, Luke Gatiboni and Andrea Gibbs explore the issue of saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in Eastern North Carolina agriculture.

Oct 23, 2023

You Decide: Which Dominates, Bad or Good Economic News?

Economist Mike Walden discusses both the bad news and the good news surrounding the economy and whether the signs for the future are a net plus or a net minus.

Oct 6, 2023

You Decide: Is the Outlook Bright for Manufacturing?

Economist Mike Walden reflects on the past, present and future of manufacturing in North Carolina and beyond.

Sep 22, 2023

You Decide: How Can Homeowners Cope With High Interest Rates?

Economist Mike Walden shares tips for navigating the current mortgage rates and economists’ mortgage predictions for the future.

Aug 25, 2023

You Decide: Is There a Winner in the Debate Over Taxes?

Economist Mike Walden shares why there are disagreements about taxes, including conversations related to fairness, income distribution and economic growth.

Aug 11, 2023

You Decide: Is It a Bird, a Plane or the Crazy Economy?

Economist Mike Walden shares ideas about where the economy is headed and explains popular terms you may be hearing.

Jun 7, 2023

Triple Digits: North Carolina Agricultural Impact Tops $100 Billion

North Carolina agriculture rebounds from pandemic challenges and sets a new record for economic impact.

May 31, 2023

Economic Impact of North Carolina Agriculture and Agribusiness Reaches Record $103.2 Billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced that the economic impact of North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry has topped $100 billion, reaching a new record of $103.2 billion.