Walden, Michael L., PhD

Walden, Michael L., PhD
Wm Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics

Email: michael_walden@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-4671
Fax: (919) 515-1824
Office Address: 4324 Nelson

Degree From: Cornell University (1978
Curriculum Vitae
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Awards and Recognitions

      • Recipient of the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence from
        North Carolina State University, 2014










Studies in the North Carolina Economy


NCSU Index of North Carolina Leading Economic Indicators


Radio Programs




Michael L. Walden, North Carolina in the Connected Age, The University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Michael L. Walden and Peg Thoms, eds., Battleground Business, Greenwood Press, 2007.

Michael L. Walden and M.E. Whitman Walden, Macro Mayhem, 2006, Iuniverse.

Michael L. Walden and M.E. Whitman Walden, Micro Mayhem, 2006, Iuniverse.

Smart Economics: Commonsense Answers to Fifty Questions About Government, Business, and Households, Praeger, 2005

Everyday Economics, 3nd edition, Kendall-Hunt, 2005

Economics and Consumer Decisions, Kendall-Hunt, 2001

Economic Issues: Rhetoric and Reality, Prentice-Hall, 1995

Selected Journal Articles

Alenezi, Mohammed and Michael L. Walden, “A New Look at Husbands’ and Wives’ Time Allocation, ” The Journal of Consumer Affairs, Vol. 38, Summer 2004, 81-106.

Walden, Michael L., “Dynamic Revenue Curves for North Carolina Taxes,”Public Budgeting and Finance, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2003, pp. 13-17.

Walden, Michael L., “Improving Revenue Flows from the Property Tax,”Popular Government, Vol.. 69, Fall 2003, pp. 49-64.

Walden, Michael L. “Absolute and Relative Consumption of Married U.S. Households in 1960 and 1996: The Cleavers Meet the Taylors,” The Journal of Consumer Affairs, Vol. 36, No. 1, Summer 2002, pp. 77-98

Walden, Michael L. “Are Two Incomes Needed to Prosper Today?: Evidence from the 1960s to the 1990s,” The Journal of Consumer Affairs, Vol. 35, No 1. pp 141-161, Summer 2001.

Walden, Michael L. and Zulal Sogutlu. “Determinants of Intrastate Variation in Teacher Salaries,” The Economics of Education Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2001, pp. 63-70.

Walden, Michael L. and Zulal Denaux. “Lags in Real Property Revaluations and Estimates of Shortfalls in Property Tax Collections in North Carolina,”Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol. 34, No. 1, April 2002.

Walden, Michael L. and Mark Sisak. “School Inputs and Educational Outcomes in North Carolina: Comparison of Static and Dynamic Analyses”,Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, vol. 31, no. 3, December 1999 pp. 593-609.

Walden, Michael L. “Geographic Variation in Consumer Prices: Implications for Local Price Indices”, The Journal of Consumer Affairs, vol. 32, no.2, Winter 1998, pp. 204-226.

Walden, Michael L. “How Much Income Variation Really Exists Within a State?”, Review of Regional Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, Winter 1997, pp. 237-250.

Walden, Michael L. “Testing Implications of Spatial Economics Models: Some Evidence from Food Retailing,” Journal of Consumer Affairs, Summer 1990, 24(1): 24-43.

Walden, Michael L. “Why Unit Prices of Supermarket Products Vary,” Journal of Consumer Affairs, 1988, 22(1).

Courses Taught

      • ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics