Stories From May 2013

May 24, 2013

YOU DECIDE: What’s behind China’s economic boom?

Some economists argue that the overhaul of the Chinese economy in the last three decades has never been matched in human history. Mike Walden explains how the Chinese economy changed and the issues, both internal and international, those changes have raised.

May 24, 2013

Part-time work

Many people are working part-time because they can’t find full-time work. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this may be a problem.

May 23, 2013

Save the Date for CALS Tailgate 2013!

There’s going to be an End of Summer Party on August 31 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Tailgate 2013 in Dorton Arena.

May 23, 2013

Bittersweet: Bait-averse cockroaches shudder at sugar

Sugar isn’t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially to the ones that avoid roach baits. In a study published May 24 in the journal Science, North Carolina State University entomologists show the neural mechanism behind the aversion to glucose, the simple sugar that is a popular ingredient in roach-bait poison.

May 23, 2013

Is the U.S. an emerging market?

One would think the U.S. would be classified as a developed country. But one prominent investment analyst said the U.S. today is more like an emerging country. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

May 22, 2013

Inflation and the dollar’s value

Many people worry about all the new money the Federal Reserve has been creating in recent years and the impact on the dollar’s value. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the possible impact of the Fed's actions..

May 21, 2013

Is the national debt a problem today?

The national debt has risen in recent years, but some people don't see that as a problem. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why.

May 20, 2013

Postdoctoral program aims for greater faculty diversity

When Dr. Terrence Gardner was hired, he became the first African-American postdoctoral researcher in the College in nearly a decade, which is why the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship was created. The fellowship provides outstanding scholars from underrepresented groups with an opportunity that might not otherwise be available.

May 20, 2013

Impacts of energy exploration in North Carolina

What are the costs and benefits of energy exploration in North Carolina? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a study he did to answer that question.

May 17, 2013

Taxing Internet sales

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses a proposal in Congress to allow states to tax purchases made on the Internet.