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 Be Like in 2050?
Mike Walden gives a preview into his new book, and predicts what the state of North Carolina will be in the year 2050.
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.
Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated
Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects GDP can be rigged to control forecasts.
Cooper Wins Churchill Scholarship
Senior Christopher Cooper, a chemical engineering and economics major at NC State, will spend the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Cambridge, earning a master's degree on a prestigious Churchill Scholarship.
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.
NC State Experts on Issues Facing GOP, Dem Presidential Contenders
Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into key issues facing Republican and Democrat contenders in the presidential primaries, including national security, foreign policy, federal tax plans and the economy.
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.