Economic Perspective

Sep 13, 2019

Economic Perspective: What Do Businesses Worry About?

What do businesses worry about, and how could those worries affect the direction of the economy?

Sep 3, 2019

The Few and the Many

Buying by households accounts for 70 percent of all spending. Are there any major trends in consumer spending?

Aug 28, 2019

Economic Perspective: Economic Impacts of Delaying Marriage

Are there any economic impacts with the trend of young people delaying marriage?

Aug 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Impact of the Rate Cut on Consumers

How does the latest interest rate cut effect consumers?

Aug 14, 2019

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?

Aug 6, 2019

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?

Jul 31, 2019

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.

Jul 24, 2019

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?

Jul 17, 2019

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?

Jul 10, 2019

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?