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Mike Walden

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Sep 10, 2021

You Decide: What Made Today’s North Carolina Economy?

The economy is always changing and adapting to outside forces. How did we get to the state economy we know now, and where could we be going? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Aug 27, 2021

You Decide: Is Round Two of the COVID Recession on the Way?

Is there worry of a potential second recession coming? 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

Aug 13, 2021

You Decide: Could the Post-Pandemic Economy Be Better?

What are some areas that could be impacted in the economy by the pandemic stretching into the future? 

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

Jul 30, 2021

You Decide: Should Price and Wage Controls Be Brought Back?

In the 1970s, the federal government implemented price and wage controls to battle inflation. What were the takeaways from that time, and how could they potentially apply today? 

farmer in sorghum field

Jul 22, 2021

Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows

The latest figures from NC State University Professor Emeritus Mike Walden show that agriculture and agribusiness generate one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jul 16, 2021

You Decide: Which Economic Scenario – Good Or Bad – Will Emerge?

What are the forecasts for the economy as we continue moving through the pandemic? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jul 2, 2021

You Decide: What Are The Issues In Today’s Tax Rate Debate?

What are the factors to consider when looking at the tax rate debate here in North Carolina? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jun 18, 2021

You Decide: What Is Inflation, and Is It Higher?

How is inflation calculated, and how do recent numbers in our economy look? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jun 4, 2021

You Decide: What Economic Lessons Has the Pandemic Taught Us?

Dr. Mike Walden breaks down some economic lessons society has learned through the pandemic. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

May 21, 2021

You Decide: Should North Carolina Follow California or Texas?

As North Carolina continues to grow, what lessons can be drawn from larger state economies about potential paths forward?