Economic Perspective

Aug 21, 2017

Economic Perspective: E-Commerce and Retailing

A greater share of the sales market today takes place online. How has the shift from retail stores affected the employment opportunities?

Aug 14, 2017

Economic Perspective: What Are Recessionary Signals?

Everyone wants to know when the next recession is coming. Are there some signals to be on the look out for?

Jul 24, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Productivity-Compensation Gap

One of the big issues in the labor market is the apparent disconnect between productivity and compensation, but has that been the case over the years?

Jul 17, 2017

Economic Perspective: Buying Versus Renting

Buying a home may be the biggest purchase someone will make, but some seem to be forgoing that in favor of renting. Does this mean owning a home is no longer a good investment?

Jul 10, 2017

Economic Perspective: Fed Nominees and the Battle Over Policy

The nominations for two vacancies in the Federal Reserve are forthcoming. Why is this important, and what kind of policy debates can spring up from this?

Jul 3, 2017

Economic Perspective: Are Consumers Doing Their Part?

Consumer spending accounts of 70 percent of total economic activity in the country. Is it currently part of the problem or solution for the slow rate of economic growth?

Jun 26, 2017

Economic Perspective: School Quality and Home Values

Is there a link between school quality and home values? NC State University economist Mike Walden presents a few studies on the matter.

Jun 19, 2017

Economic Perspective: Retiring to a College Town

This week, NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at retirees, and the pros and cons for them living in a college town.

Jun 12, 2017

Economic Perspective: Economic Update – First Quarter

NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down some of the data looking at the economy in the first quarter of 2017.

Jun 5, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Net Return From College Majors

A recent study ranked college majors when taking the pay a student will earn upon graduation and combining it with the costs of that major. Mike Walden unpacks the study results.