Economic Outlook

Jun 24, 2019

Mike Walden: Are ominous signs of a major economic downturn staring us in the face?

Some economists see indicators of an upcoming recession. Walden explains why this may, or may not, be the case.

Jun 24, 2019

Walden: Now is the Time to ask for a Raise

A long, slow growth of the economy is worrisome for those who wonder when it will end. Until then, NC State economist Mike Walden says, workers have the upper hand in a tight labor market.

May 28, 2019

Federal lawmakers propose increasing tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

Walden noted about 10,000 people across the state are employed in the industry, a number that has decreased as more manufacturers rely on automation.

May 14, 2019

NC State Class of 2019 graduates into strong job market

"If young people are staying in this area – the Research Triangle area of North Carolina – even better," Walden said. "We have a lower unemployment rate, we have a faster growing economy. A lot of people say we are the 'it' economy. This is the place to be."

May 14, 2019

Economist: NC will take a hit, growth will slow as China-US trade war intensifies

Walden explains the effects of trade disputes between the US and China on North Carolina.

May 14, 2019

So why did latest round of trade war break out? Here’s what NCSU economist thinks

Mike Walden explains the sudden change from possible trade agreement to the addition of new tariffs.

May 1, 2019

For farms, minimum wage is just one small piece of survival puzzle

“Higher minimum wages may have different effects on different farms based on the crop produced, the size of the farm and the proximity to large metropolitan areas,” said economists Amy M.G. Kandilov and Ivan T. Kandilov of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Apr 29, 2019

Experts Examine Future of Transportation in NC

The round table was sponsored by Guilford Technical Community College and North Carolina Railroad Co. The transcript was edited for brevity and clarity.

Apr 17, 2019

Economist: Why North Carolina has so many open high-tech jobs – and how to get one

Walden provides his thoughts to WRAL.

Apr 2, 2019

Walden Appointed to State Transportation Committee

ARE Extension Economist Mike Walden will assist state officials in creating a transportation plan for North Carolina.