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Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

May 20, 2022

You Decide: How Will the Hospitality Industry Change?

The hospitality industry in North Carolina has had to adapt in recent years. How has it changed, and what could it look like in the future? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

May 6, 2022

You Decide: Do We Live in the Most Uncertain of Times?

The year 2022 has already contained numerous events that directly impacted our society. What are they and what impacts are they having? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 22, 2022

You Decide: How Well Has North Carolina Dealt With COVID-19?

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a study on how individual states have dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. How did North Carolina measure up to the others? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 8, 2022

You Decide: Why Do Gas Prices Rise Faster Than They Fall?

Gas prices never seem to fall as fast as they rise. What factors could be happening behind the scenes? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Mar 25, 2022

You Decide: Will Agribusiness Be a Dynamic Future Industry?

What industries are going to lead in the future? Mike Walden discusses agribusiness and how the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative can propel North Carolina into that future. 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Mar 11, 2022

You Decide: Can We Cope With Higher Gas Prices?

Gas prices have been on the rise. What are some options our society has for dealing with the situation? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Feb 25, 2022

You Decide: Are There Good Answers to Your Inflation Questions?

According to polls, inflation is the number one issue in the country. NC State economist Mike Walden tackles some pertinent questions on the issue. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Feb 11, 2022

You Decide: Should International Trade Be Re-Thought?

NC State economist Mike Walden shares an overview of international trade, including some of the possible disadvantages that have surfaced. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jan 28, 2022

You Decide: Did the Chances of a Recession In 2022 Just Go Up?

Are there signs of a looming recession in 2022? What can organizations do to fend one off? 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

Jan 14, 2022

You Decide: How Deep is Our Economic Divide?

There will always be differing ideas on how the economy should be handled. How have economists viewed it in the past and what do they consider when looking forward?