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agricultural and resource economics

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May 3, 2018

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. 

Jan 2, 2018

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. 

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Oct 9, 2017

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. 

Apr 4, 2016

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. 

Apr 13, 2015

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. 

May 13, 2013

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. 

Jan 31, 2013

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. 

Jan 25, 2011

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. 

Aug 27, 2010

Economists Honor Thurman

Dr. Walter Thurman has been named a 2010 fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. 

Oct 29, 2009

Feitshans To Lead Association

Theodore A. Feitshans, a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, was confirmed as president of the American Agricultural Law Association.