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Author: Chris Liotta

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 25, 2020

You Decide: Recession, Recovery Or Something Else?

Economic recoveries from crises can take many forms. What shape do economists think the current recovery will look like? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Sep 24, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is There A Looming Debt Crisis?

Is there a looming debt crisis like during the Great Recession? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Sep 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are Some Staples Still Hard Find?

Since the virus crisis, has demand for certain household items been met? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 11, 2020

You Decide: Will the Fed’s New Policy Cause Higher Inflation?

What impact does the Federal Reserve's policies have on interest and inflation rates, and the economy as a whole? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jul 23, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jul 6, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during the downturn can be tricky in the unusual circumstances. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jun 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts

The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jun 5, 2020

You Decide: How Will the Job Market Change After the Crisis?

The coronavirus crisis already has had a massive impact on the job market. As jobs start to come back, will they be the same or different? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

May 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Impact of Fear on the Recovery

As states start to open businesses back up, what other lingering impacts could there be? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

May 22, 2020

You Decide: Can We Have Both Health and Wealth?

What considerations are there when it comes to the response to the current crisis?