Economic Perspective: What Do Businesses Worry About?
What do businesses worry about, and how could those worries affect the direction of the economy?
The Few and the Many
Buying by households accounts for 70 percent of all spending. Are there any major trends in consumer spending?
Economic Perspective: Economic Impacts of Delaying Marriage
Are there any economic impacts with the trend of young people delaying marriage?
Economic Perspective: Impact of the Rate Cut on Consumers
How does the latest interest rate cut effect consumers?
Economic Perspective: Hiring Over the Business Cycle
The popular adage "last hired, first fired" speaks to the hiring cycle in businesses, but does this apply equally across all levels?
Economic Perspective: The Decline in Infrastructure
Spending on infrastructure in the U.S. has been on the decline. When did this trend start, and why is investing in infrastructure important?
Economic Perspective: Mid-Year Economic Update 2019
Now that we're halfway through 2019, NC State University economist Mike Walden provides a mid-year update on the economy.
Economic Perspective: North Carolina’s Business Ranking
A new ranking of the states' attractiveness to businesses was released. What criteria was used, and where did North Carolina fall?
Economic Perspective: Money and Gold
The United States left the gold standard in the 1970s. What is the gold standard, and what are the advantages of being on or off of it?
Economic Perspective: Do We Need a National Rainy Day Fund?
Some states have implemented "rainy day" funds to help during recessions. Is this something that should be implemented on the national level?