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Mike Walden

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Mar 24, 2023

You Decide: Where’s the Job Market Headed?

Economist Mike Walden shares which jobs are on the rise and which are declining and how new technologies like robots and artificial intelligence play a role. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Mar 10, 2023

You Decide: Will North Carolina Be a Leader in New Energy?

With new technologies on the rise, the energy economy can seem to shift in various directions. Is North Carolina positioned to capitalize on these new paths? 

Economist Mike Walden

Feb 24, 2023

You Decide: Is the Labor Market Returning to Normal?

While the pandemic upended the labor market, long-term trends are also at work in our ever-changing economy. 

Economist Mike Walden

Feb 10, 2023

You Decide: How Worrisome is the National Debt?

With national debt in the headlines again, NC State economist Mike Walden explains how the federal government borrows money and what can be done about the debt. 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Jan 27, 2023

You Decide: Has There Been Some Good News on Income Inequality?

One of the most significant economic issues of our time has been widening income inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic and demographics have caused income inequality to narrow nationally, but what about North Carolina? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jan 13, 2023

You Decide: How Can We Fix the Labor Market?

Economist Mike Walden shares the issues in today‚Äôs labor market and his outlook on the future of how we learn and work. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Dec 30, 2022

You Decide: Can Economics Help You Survive 2023?

2023 will be a challenging year for the economy. Learn about some economist-approved financial strategies to use when confronted with fast-rising prices and reductions in income. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 16, 2022

You Decide: Will 2023 Be Naughty or Nice?

As 2022 ends and 2023 begins, we face two economic challenges: inflation and recession. Will inflation return to normal in 2023, and will it take a recession to do so? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Dec 2, 2022

You Decide: Is Economics About More Than Inflation and Jobs?

The economics world is vast, yet a few topics tend to dominate the discussion. What are some other key aspects of economics, and how do they affect you in everyday life? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Nov 18, 2022

You Decide: Where Can We Cut Back?

When money is tight, people look for areas to cut back on their expenses to help stretch their dollars. What are some tactics and principles consumers should consider when looking at their finances?