Economic Perspective

Jun 20, 2018

Economic Perspective: The Next Recession

After a recent survey, when do members of the National Association of Business Economists think the next recession could be?

Jun 13, 2018

Economic Perspective: Alternative Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is often cited as a measure of economic health, but did you know there are multiple ways of measuring a society's unemployment?

Jun 6, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs?

With rising health care costs ever present, is there work being done in other fields that could mitigate some of the rising prices?

May 30, 2018

Economic Perspective: A Widening Trade Deficit

The country's trade deficit has been widening it recent years. What's factors are behind this?

May 14, 2018

Economic Perspective: The Key to Faster Economic Growth

The two biggest factors in a nation's economic growth are labor supply and labor productivity. What can be done to influence these factors?

May 7, 2018

Economic Perspective: Income Challenges on the Farm

Less than two percent of workers are employed as farmers, and most of us aren’t aware of the frequent ups and downs of farm income. Where are we today in this income cycle?

Apr 18, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There A Future For Credit Cards?

For several decades credit cards encroached on cash as a form of payment. Now many experts say the same is happening to credit cards with new forms of payment. What does the future for credit cards look like?

Apr 12, 2018

Economic Perspective: Are We A Throw-Away Society?

Neighborhoods put their waste on the curb every week for pick-up, but it's always controversial where that waste is supposed to go. What are people saying about how to manage the amount of waste produced?

Apr 4, 2018

Economic Perspective: Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Ever wonder if there's an optimal way to pay down your credit card debt? NC State University economist Mike Walden talks discusses ways to maximize your money while paying down debt.

Mar 28, 2018

Economic Perspective: Do Food Deserts Cause Nutritional Problems?

Is access the only factor when it comes to improving nutrition for communities? Or are there other factors to consider? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses a recent study's findings.