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Jul 24, 2024

Is Hosting the Olympic Games Worth It?

For Paris and other cities, hosting the Olympic Games is a multibillion-dollar investment. Poole College economist Steven Allen explores the Games' economic impact.

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Jul 11, 2024

Shifts in Customer Habits Reshape the Raleigh Restaurant Scene

Poole College Economics Professor Steve Allen also pointed out that while several restaurants have closed this year, the industry is constantly changing, and more restaurants are opening.

Jul 11, 2024

Steve Allen Discusses Wake County Restaurant Closures

Poole College Economics Professor Steve Allen joined Jeff Hamlin on the WPTF Afternoon News to explain that some businesses are still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted a sharp decrease in restaurant workers and other factors contributing to these closures.

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Jun 27, 2024

Steve Allen Explains Why Apple Paused Plans For RTP Campus

Poole College Economics Professor Steve Allen pointed to the general trend in the tech industry which saw major hiring in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pattern which has largely dissipated.

A stack of coins and a wooden tile with a drawing of smokestacks illustrate the idea of greenhouse emissions taxes.

Jun 7, 2024

How To Craft an Optimal Unilateral Carbon Policy

Greenhouse gas emissions have global impacts, but solutions vary from country to country. A recent seminar explored the optimal policy for a fragmented world.


May 24, 2024

Target Price Cut Eases the Pinch on Consumers

In an interview with WRAL-TV, Poole College economist Steven Allen suggested Target’s price rollback is a response to customer frustration.

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May 21, 2024

When Giveaways Get Out of Hand

How did Red Lobster's popular endless shrimp promotion help bankrupt the company? Poole College professor Michael Stanko explains.

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May 9, 2024

What’s Next for Unionization in the South?

A successful union vote in Tennessee could be a sign of bigger Southern change, according to economics professor Steven Allen.

May 8, 2024

Poole Researchers Uncover Tax Costs of Gambling

N.C. gamblers may pay taxes on bets, win or lose. A 2015 law is the reason, Poole scholars say.

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May 8, 2024

Why Does N.C. Tax Online Sports Bets Differently? Poole Explains.

In reporting from ABC-11 News, Poole College researchers explain why North Carolina taxes online and in-person sports gambling winnings differently. The distinction, said associate economics professor Nathan Goldman, is in what constitutes a gambling “session.” In a casino, a session begins when you walk in and ends when you cash out. It could contain multiple…