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Mike Walden

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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. 

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

Nov 19, 2020

Economic Perspective: Shifting Time

How have people been using time that would have been spent commuting during the pandemic? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 25, 2020

You Decide: Recession, Recovery Or Something Else?

Economic recoveries from crises can take many forms. What shape do economists think the current recovery will look like? 

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

Sep 24, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is There A Looming Debt Crisis?

Is there a looming debt crisis like during the Great Recession? 

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

Sep 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are Some Staples Still Hard Find?

Since the virus crisis, has demand for certain household items been met? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

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? 

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

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? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

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? 

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

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? 

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Jul 6, 2020

Ag, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of N.C. Income, Jobs

The latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden show the industry generates $92.7 billion in annual income to the state. However, the number for 2020 will likely fall due to COVID-19.