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 […]
On the first day prospective NC State students could commit to making our campus their future home, Reeves Thompson wasted no time in saying yes - becoming one of the first members of the Class of 2015 to officially join the Wolfpack family.
Board of Governors Honors Walden
Economist Michael L. Walden accepted the Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system. UNC President Erskine Bowles and committee chairman Charles Hayes presented Walden with the award, which includes a $7,500 cash prize.
Seater Named to Thurman Professorship
Dr. John Seater, professor of economics, has been awarded the Thurman-Raytheon Distinguished Professorship.
GDP: What’s Debt Got To Do With It?
Have you had the sneaking suspicion that a nation’s debt can be a dead weight on the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP)? You’re right! New economic research can tell you exactly how much debt a country can handle before that […]