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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 debt begins to hurt its economy. Good news for the U.S. and other developed nations… 

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 finds that children who are born just before the cut-off date for kindergarten enrollment are 25… 

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 than it used to be? Answer: yes. A new study shows that modern business practices… 

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 what your peers are earning. Similarly, a new study from Dr. Ivan Kandilov in NC State’s… 

Feb 4, 2010

Clark to Chair Retirement Commission

Dr. Robert Clark, an economics professor in the College of Management, will chair the a 13-member Future of Retirement Study Commission appointed by State Treasurer Janet Cowell.