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Mike Walden

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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? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

May 7, 2021

You Decide: Will the Roaring 20s Come Back?

What can we glean looking to the economy of the Roaring 20s, and how does it compare to a potential oncoming economy? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 23, 2021

You Decide: Should We Revive the Idea of a Negative Income Tax?

The idea of a negative income tax has been around for almost 50 years. What is it and how would it work? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Apr 9, 2021

You Decide: Was Popping the Mileage Fee Balloon a Good Idea?

The idea of a mileage fee for vehicles was recently floated before being left off the proposed infrastructure plan. What did the fee include, and what was it looking to address? 

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Mar 30, 2021

NC Farming and Food: A Look Back and Ahead with Mike Walden

What trends will shape NC's farms and food? As NC State University economist Mike Walden retires, he shares a look back and ahead. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Mar 26, 2021

You Decide: Are We Looking at a Test of MMT?

Modern monetary theory looks to have a big test ahead of it. What questions is it looking to answer? 

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Mar 19, 2021

N.C. ‘Economic Oracle’ to Retire This Month

Mike Walden is ending his 43-year NC State career, but he's planning to continue to explain complex economics issues and trends in North Carolina and beyond. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Mar 12, 2021

You Decide: Are There Costs to the New COVID Stimulus Bill?

With the passing of the new stimulus bill, what effects could we see unfold in the future? 

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?