Economic Perspective

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.

Sep 5, 2016

Economic Perspective: Competing Economic Plans

With the coming election, there are two different takes between the major candidates on how to handle the economy. Mike Walden addresses the differences between these two ways of thinking.

Aug 29, 2016

Economic Perspective: Has Trade Cost Jobs?

Over the last 40 years, there has been a steady decrease in manufacturing jobs nationwide. That decrease can be traced to two key factors. What are they? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses the topic in this Economic Perspective.

Aug 22, 2016

Economic Perspective: CSx Comes to Eastern North Carolina

What impact could a new inland port have on North Carolina? NC State University economist Mike Walden lays out the potential.

Aug 18, 2016

Economic Perspective: The Future of Growth

What does the future of economic growth look like? NC State University economist Mike Walden shares some thoughts from his field.

Aug 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Is Retirement New?

What caused the modern idea of retirement to come about? NC State University economist Mike Walden has a few thoughts on the matter.

Aug 16, 2016

Economic Perspective: What’s the High Tech Sector?

Have you ever wondered what makes up the defined high tech sector? NC State University economist Mike Walden helps lay out some parameters.

Aug 15, 2016

Economic Perspective: Skipping the Starter Home

The starter home purchase used to be a landmark event in a young couple's life. So why are modern couples bypassing this step? NC State University economist Mike Walden posits a few ideas on the topic.