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NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Do Computers Help Students?”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if computers help students.  Mike, many programs and techniques have been tried over the years to increase the learning of young students.  

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “State Taxes and Top Earners”

  Mary:    I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at state taxes and top earners. Mike, there has been much debate about the impact of state taxes on boosting economic growth.   Some

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Economic Impacts of Rising Temperatures”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at economic impacts of rising temperatures. Mike, scientists and others are worried that the trend of rising temperatures in recent years will continue. 

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Factors in Considering a Vacation”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at factors in considering a vacation home.  Mike, with North Carolina have great beaches and great mountains, many households dream of having

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Fed’s Plans to Unwind”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program looks at the Fed’s plans to unwind.  Mike, during the recession the Federal Reserve purchased trillions of dollars of investments, such as Treasury securities

NC State Extension Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Breaking down the Beveridge Curve”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.   Today’s program breaks down the Beveridge Curve.  Mike, in first reading this title I thought we might be talking about beverages as in drinks, but

NC State Extension Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – The Productivity-Compensation Gap”

Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the productivity-compensation gap.  Mike, one of the big issues in the labor market over several decades is the apparent disconnect between labor productivity

NC State Extension Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Explaining the Unusual Job Report”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program tries to explain the unusual job report.  Mike, the most recent job report for North Carolina was confusing – at least to me.  The

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “The Missing Phillips Curve”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at the missing Phillips Curve.  Mike, you know I love a good mystery, and you may have one for me today.  Apparently

NC State Ag Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Will More Education Continue to Pay-off?

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if more education will continue to pay-off. Mike, one of the big reasons young people go to college is they see a big