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

Jan 6, 2021

The Economic Outlook for Businesses

What is the economic outlook for businesses in 2021? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 28, 2020

You Decide: Where Will the Jobs Be?

As we move into the new year, where do economists see the greatest areas for growth in the job sector? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 18, 2020

You Decide: Will These 7 Predictions Come True in 2021?

NC State University economist Mike Walden analyses seven 2021 economic predictions. 

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

Dec 8, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Transformation of Inventions

What sort of impact has the shift in the types of inventions over the centuries had on society? 

Shelby Ferrel holding a sign explaining why agriculture is important.

Dec 4, 2020

Shelby Ferrell: From Oaks Leadership to Plant Progeny

While Shelby Ferrell graduates with a bachelor's degree in agricultural science during a pandemic, she reflects on many favorite experiences of in-person classes and adapting to an “unreal” year online. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 4, 2020

You Decide: Can We Begin to Close the Urban/Rural Divide in 2021?

By Dr. Mike Walden Recently the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report showing the extent of the urban/rural divide in the country. Before I get into the details, some background is in order. In its essence, the urban/rural divide is a shortcut for saying overall prosperity levels in urban areas and… 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Nov 20, 2020

You Decide: Are There Answers for Our Worrying Questions?

NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses some of the big questions surrounding economic recovery from the pandemic. 

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

Nov 19, 2020

Economic Perspective: Shifting Time

How have people been using time that would have been spent commuting during the pandemic?