Aug 29, 2012

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 […]

Nov 22, 2011

Craig Leads Economics Department

Economics professor Dr. Lee Craig is now serving as head of the Department of Economics.

Mar 8, 2011

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 […]

Feb 14, 2011

All In

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.

Oct 8, 2010

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.

Oct 1, 2010

Seater Named to Thurman Professorship

Dr. John Seater, professor of economics, has been awarded the Thurman-Raytheon Distinguished Professorship.

Sep 29, 2010

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 […]

Aug 17, 2010

You Say It’s Your Birthday…Squirrel!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious matter. So it is worth paying attention when researchers find that many kids are apparently being misdiagnosed with ADHD because of their birthdays. A study from NC State, Notre Dame and Minnesota […]

Jul 13, 2010

It’s Not You: Work IS Getting Worse

If you watch sitcoms from the 1950s, you’ll note that Ward Cleaver and the rest of the gang always seemed so pleased with themselves when they came home from work. Does that mean that being at work is less fun […]

May 10, 2010

Benefits Matter When Ag Workers Lose Their Job

You’ve recently lost your job and you don’t have unemployment insurance. What do you do? In many cases, you probably take the first job you can get, even though it’s not the right fit and most likely pays less than […]