Economic Perspective

Sep 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are Some Staples Still Hard to Find?

Household staples tend to go scarce in times of crisis, whether pandemic or weather related. In the past few months, has supply for certain items been met?

Sep 2, 2020

Economic Perspective: Vertical Farms

Vertical farms could have an impact on the future of agriculture. What do they look like, and what considerations come with implementing them?

Aug 21, 2020

Economic Perspective: Achieving Internet for All

What would it take to achieve high-speed internet for all?

Aug 12, 2020

Economic Perspective: How Were the Stimulus Checks Used?

Recently released data provides some insight into how the stimulus checks delivered in the spring were used by recipients. NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down how they were spent.

Jul 23, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?

Jul 6, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during the downturn can be tricky in the unusual circumstances. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances?

Jun 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts

The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?

Jun 16, 2020

Economic Perspective: Income Up, But Spending Down

Income and spending typically go up and down together, but was that the case this past April?

May 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Impact of Fear on the Recovery

As states start to open businesses back up, what other lingering impacts could there be?

May 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Printing Money

Printing money can be used during times of economic crisis to mitigate some of the effects of the crisis. What factors need to be looked out for in these circumstances?