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Apr 27, 2020

Early High School Start Times Adversely Affect Attendance

Study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students. 

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Apr 22, 2020

Q&A: Food Supply Chain, Disrupted

Let's talk about the big picture of how we get our food. 

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Jan 6, 2020

Redefining ‘Fairness’ Could Improve K-12 School Assignment Outcomes

Researchers are proposing a way to get more K-12 students into their preferred schools. 

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Oct 7, 2019

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

Research finds that recreational fishing will likely be another casualty of climate change. 

Sep 18, 2018

What’s the Value of Lost Recreation Days From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

How do you calculate the cost of people not showing up? 

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Jun 12, 2018

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. 

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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. 

Nov 2, 2017

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. 

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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. 

May 4, 2017

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. 

Jan 26, 2017

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. 

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. 

Sep 16, 2015

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. 

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.