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.
Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby
A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts.
Farmers Skeptical About Validity of Climate Change
The recently released National Climate Assessment, reported by a team of 300 experts, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences, asserts that climate change is already impacting the United States, and that the warming of the past 50 […]
Bee Economy: Honey, Mites and Diesel Drive Pollination Fees
Many crops rely on pollination by honey bees and, as a result, there’s a market for the services of professional beekeepers and their bees. And the cost of those services has been on the rise. What’s driven the increase in […]
Craig Leads Economics Department
Economics professor Dr. Lee Craig is now serving as head of the Department of Economics.
Why Rooting For Losers May Save Your Life
If you’re a sports fan, you want your team to win. You especially want your team to win the big games: championships, rivalry games, etc. Be careful what you wish for. A new study shows that big games with close […]