Economic Perspective

Jan 9, 2017

Economic Perspective: Are the Kids Leaving Home?

The societal changes we’ve seen in recent years is the increase of young adults choosing to live with their parents after they have finished school. Now that the job market has been improving, is the number of young adults living at home with their parents still significant?

Dec 19, 2016

Economic Perspective: Finally, Faster Wage Growth

For several years during the economic recovery wage rates weren't increasing. However, have they started growing as of late? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Have Interest Rates Jumped?

Interest rates remained low for some time, but have recently seen a jump. What could be the cause behind this and is there a chance they'll come back down? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 5, 2016

Economic Perspective: Who’s Cutting The Cord?

The avenues of broadcast media are constantly changing. There's been a major shift in how people consume content. NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at certain demographics and how they play into this shift.

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.