Gene Drives: Setting Limits
A new study shows that public support for gene drives in agriculture is tied to limits. Zack Brown of NC State's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is among the authors.
The N.C. Economy: A Look Ahead
How is North Carolina’s economy shaping up for 2019? NC State University economist Mike Walden predicts that while growth may slow, it won’t be bad overall.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
The Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum
Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of the new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers.
NC State to Study Economic Value of Improving Water Quality
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that NC State University is one of six universities awarded a total of $4.8 million in funding to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality.
Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC
Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.
You Decide: What’s the best timing for valuing property?
Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four years. The change has created some confusion as well as claims the move is a veiled way of increasing taxes.
You Decide: Was change greater a century ago?
Consider this picture. Your home has no electricity or indoor plumbing. This means no electronics or instant warm baths and showers, and “using the bathroom” means accessing an outdoor “outhouse.” Heat in your home is generated from a wood- or coal-burning stove, but unless you’re close by, most of your home is still freezing in the winter. Of course, there is no air-conditioning in the summer.
Human vs machines
Advanced technology and machines are expected to replace humans in tens of millions of jobs in the coming decades. Many high-paying jobs appear not to be immune to technological replacement. Will we even need humans to perform work in the future? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.
YOU DECIDE: Should we revive apprenticeships?
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses apprentice programs, which many experts think can play in important role in today's labor market.