YOU DECIDE: How is the job market like weightlifting?
Job growth is at opposite ends of the market, the high- and low-pay ends, with little growth in the middle. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explores this phenomenon and what it means for the economy.
YOU DECIDE: What’s the best gauge of North Carolina’s economy?
How's North Carolina's economy faring? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden counts (and explains) the various ways to measure economic activity.
Economist sees N.C., national economy improving
Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, sees both the national and state economies growing and adding jobs over the next two years in his summer 2012 Economic Outlook.
YOU DECIDE: Will robots replace people in work?
In the past, new technology has both destroyed and created jobs. What will the future hold? Mike Walden discusses.
YOU DECIDE: What state policies can boost economic growth?
Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.
YOU DECIDE: Will North Carolina jobs jump in 2013?
There are reasons to be optimistic about the jobs picture in North Carolina. Mike Walden discusses.
YOU DECIDE: Where do we go from here?
Our newly elected political leaders face two big questions. What is the condition of the economy? And what can government do to improve the economy? Mike Walden discusses.
YOU DECIDE: Are we better off today?
The question, "Are you better off today?" has become a major debate of the political campaigns. Mike Walden brings economics to bear to address this often controversial question.
YOU DECIDE: Is North Carolina an economic leader or laggard?
North Carolina's economic record in recent years is complex, which makes it difficult to determine if the state is progressing or regressing economically. Mike Walden discusses.
YOU DECIDE: Are jobs coming, and where?
What will the future hold as far as jobs are concerned? Mike Walden discusses two reports that look at the future of American job creation.