economy

Sep 19, 2019

Economic Perspective: 100-Year Bonds

Traditionally, the length of time for bonds caps out at 30 years, but are there talks of extending some bonds to 100 years?

Sep 13, 2019

Economic Perspective: What Do Businesses Worry About?

What do businesses worry about, and how could those worries affect the direction of the economy?

Sep 13, 2019

You Decide: How Bad Will the Next Recession Be?

Economists are often asked to forecast when the next recession will occur. How bad could the next recession be?

Sep 3, 2019

The Few and the Many

Buying by households accounts for 70 percent of all spending. Are there any major trends in consumer spending?

Aug 30, 2019

You Decide: How is North Carolina’s Economy Doing?

NC State University economist Mike Walden provides a mid-year look at how North Carolina's economy is doing.

Aug 28, 2019

Economic Perspective: Economic Impacts of Delaying Marriage

Are there any economic impacts with the trend of young people delaying marriage?

Aug 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Impact of the Rate Cut on Consumers

How does the latest interest rate cut effect consumers?

Aug 16, 2019

You Decide: What’s Behind the Three Top Economic Issues?

NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden addresses three prominent issues facing the economy today, and the factors that play into them.

Aug 14, 2019

Economic Perspective: Hiring Over the Business Cycle

The popular adage "last hired, first fired" speaks to the hiring cycle in businesses, but does this apply equally across all levels?

Aug 6, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Decline in Infrastructure

Spending on infrastructure in the U.S. has been on the decline. When did this trend start, and why is investing in infrastructure important?