6 Ways North Carolina Will Be Different in 2050
The year 2050 seems distant, but it really isn’t. NC State economist Mike Walden predicts six ways North Carolina will change in the coming decades.
Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline
Steep declines in coal power over the past decade were caused largely by cheap natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.
Off-Road Vehicle Restriction Benefits Outweigh Costs for National Seashore
Recent analysis shows the economic benefits significantly outweigh the costs of off-road vehicle restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?
The transformation of the NC economy will likely mean big changes for everything from the state’s education system to the way it levies taxes.
Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism
A study by economists at NC State finds that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines – and that those who will rent expect steep rental discounts unless the turbines are more than eight miles offshore.
Foodborne Illness: Consumer Costs, Consequences and Choices
Changes to our food system have increased the availability and variety of foods for U.S. consumers, but these changes have also introduced food safety challenges that can have significant impacts on human health and the economy.
Profs to Analyze Tax Reform
NC State professors Roby Sawyers and Mike Walden will join a team of experts from the UNC system to analyze and estimate the economic impact of the tax reform plan under consideration in the state Senate.
Taylor Awarded Leopold Fellowship
Laura Taylor is one of just 20 environmental researchers in North America to receive the prestigious Leopold Leadership Fellowship for 2013.
NC State Teams Up for Sustainable Growth
NC State experts teamed up to deliver an award-winning guidebook, online curriculum and workshops on how to protect the state’s natural resources during times of growth.
Economists Honor Thurman
Dr. Walter Thurman has been named a 2010 fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.