Economic Perspective

Nov 28, 2016

Economic Perspective: Age and Productivity

There has been a recent downward trend in overall productivity across the nation. What could be the root of this trend? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the issue.

Nov 14, 2016

Economic Perspective: A Slowdown in Start-ups

Traditionally, our country has encouraged entrepreneurship because it helps generate new ideas, industries and employment. But recent statistics show the rate at which new business start-ups are occurring is slowing. What’s going on?

Nov 7, 2016

Economic Perspective: Is China Manipulating Its Currency?

Has China been manipulating its currency in a global market? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the trends over time.

Oct 31, 2016

Economic Perspective: A Modest Start to 2016 for North Carolina

The GDP results for the first quarter of 2016 show North Carolina starting with a slight growth. How does it compare to the neighboring states and years past? NC State University economist Mike Walden fills you in.

Oct 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Are Interest Rates Continuing to be Low?

Interest rates have continued to be at a historic low recently. What factors could be playing into this? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the potential reasons.

Oct 10, 2016

Economic Perspective: Destination Downtown

Business headquarters used to be setting up shop in the suburbs. How does the rising millennial workforce effect the location of these headquarters? Hear NC State University economist Mike Walden's take on the issue.

Oct 3, 2016

Economic Perspective: Another Hit to Small Towns

Small towns have their own set of challenges to overcome with constantly changing world of technology. What kind of effect has the spike in e-commerce had on the small town?

Sep 26, 2016

Economic Perspective: Alternative Training

Recent data shows a large group of college graduates believe their degrees did not help them achieve their current jobs. What programs are being implemented to increase skills training for their fields? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.

Sep 19, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why are Groceries Getting Cheaper?

Have you noticed your receipt being a little lighter on grocery runs recently? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors that could be causing those prices to drop.

Sep 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Cisco Shakeup

Do the layoffs at Cisco Systems have larger implications on the technology sector as a whole, particularly in North Carolina? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses the recent issue.