Mike Walden

Sep 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are Some Staples Still Hard to Find?

Household staples tend to go scarce in times of crisis, whether pandemic or weather related. In the past few months, has supply for certain items been met?

Sep 2, 2020

Economic Perspective: Vertical Farms

Vertical farms could have an impact on the future of agriculture. What do they look like, and what considerations come with implementing them?

Aug 28, 2020

You Decide: Will We Return to Farm Life?

With all the changes occurring in every day life during the current times, how likely are these changes to last into the future?

Aug 21, 2020

Economic Perspective: Achieving Internet for All

What would it take to achieve high-speed internet for all?

Aug 14, 2020

You Decide: Did One-Third of the Economy Disappear?

NC State University economist Mike Walden helps analyze the data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Aug 12, 2020

Economic Perspective: How Were the Stimulus Checks Used?

Recently released data provides some insight into how the stimulus checks delivered in the spring were used by recipients. NC State University economist Mike Walden breaks down how they were spent.

Jul 31, 2020

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

Business trends economists were predicting for the next 10 years are happening now. What are they, and how are they working in the current environment?

Jul 23, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?

Jul 17, 2020

You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?

Historically, how have businesses and economies changed when coming out of economic crises?

Jul 6, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during the downturn can be tricky in the unusual circumstances. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances?