Economic Perspective: How Were the Stimulus Checks Used?
Recently released data provides some insight into how the stimulus checks delivered in the spring were used by recipients. NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down how they were spent.
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?
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?
Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts
The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?
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?
Economic Perspective: The Impact of Fear on the Recovery
As states start to open businesses back up, what other lingering impacts could there be?
You Decide: Can We Have Both Health and Wealth?
What considerations are there when it comes to the response to the current crisis?
DIY: Edible Car Derby at Home
Students in Andy Hale's Introduction to Biological Engineering course have the fun experience of constructing miniature cars out of food. Using items from your pantry or refrigerator, you can put on your own derby at home.
Economic Perspective: Printing Money
Printing money can be used during times of economic crisis to mitigate some of the effects of the crisis. What factors need to be looked out for in these circumstances?
You Decide: Will We Regret the Rescues from the Crisis?
What impact could the rescues of today have on the future?