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Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 23, 2022

You Decide: Is the Social Safety Net a Spring Board or a Cushion?

There are few public issues that create more debate than the social safety net. What is it and how does it affect North Carolina's economy? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 9, 2022

You Decide: Should the Fed Stop Influencing Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve keeps a close eye on the inflation rate and has some tools in its kit to deal address arising issues. How have those tools been used in the past, and what are they doing now? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Aug 26, 2022

You Decide: Will We Have the First Full Employment Recession?

Recessions have multiple factors that go into defining them, but what happens when some traditional metrics don't measure up? Economist Mike Walden looks at the current numbers and what they mean for us. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Aug 12, 2022

You Decide: Should We Use Incentives to Attract Firms?

Incentives are often used in attracting businesses to states. What is entailed in these packages, and how do they work? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jul 29, 2022

You Decide: Should We Worry About Fewer Youth Working?

The percentage of young people entering the workforce has been steadily declining in recent decades. What's driving this trend and what is it driving towards? 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Jul 15, 2022

You Decide: Are We Already in a Recession?

The word recession has been floating around public discourse recently. What does it mean, and what do the numbers show? 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Jul 1, 2022

You Decide: How Can We Slow the Increase in Home Prices?

Home prices have been rising rapidly in recent years. What approaches can be taken to face this issue? 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Jun 17, 2022

You Decide: What Does the Language of Recessions Mean?

NC State economist Mike Walden helps define terms so you're better equipped to understand dialogue around recessions. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jun 3, 2022

You Decide: How Can We Prepare for the Coming Job Shifts?

The job field constantly shifts with new technologies and trends. How is North Carolina equipped to help workers adjust to the new markets? 

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?