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Mike Walden

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Feb 12, 2021

You Decide: How Will A Higher Minimum Wage Affect Workers?

With talk of raising the minimum wage going around, what are some of the potential outcomes of that raise? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jan 29, 2021

You Decide: What’s the Real Unemployment Rate?

When calculating the unemployment rate what exactly are people looking at? 

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

Jan 15, 2021

You Decide: What’s the Future of Retailing?

Seeing the growth of e-commerce this past decade, what could the industry look like in the coming one? 

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

Jan 6, 2021

The Economic Outlook for Businesses

What is the economic outlook for businesses in 2021? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 28, 2020

You Decide: Where Will the Jobs Be?

As we move into the new year, where do economists see the greatest areas for growth in the job sector? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 18, 2020

You Decide: Will These 7 Predictions Come True in 2021?

NC State University economist Mike Walden analyses seven 2021 economic predictions. 

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

Dec 14, 2020

Economic Perspective: A Permanent Loss in the Economy

What are the implications of the pandemic on where the economy could have been, and could be going in the coming years? 

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

Dec 8, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Transformation of Inventions

What sort of impact has the shift in the types of inventions over the centuries had on society? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 4, 2020

You Decide: Can We Begin to Close the Urban/Rural Divide in 2021?

By Dr. Mike Walden Recently the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report showing the extent of the urban/rural divide in the country. Before I get into the details, some background is in order. In its essence, the urban/rural divide is a shortcut for saying overall prosperity levels in urban areas and… 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Nov 20, 2020

You Decide: Are There Answers for Our Worrying Questions?

NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses some of the big questions surrounding economic recovery from the pandemic.