Dynamic Economies

Overview and Objectives

The Dynamic Economies Initiative is committed to producing research-based policy recommendations that address the most pressing issues face by both the local and national economies. The initiative will focus on creating and promoting data-driven research and disseminating that research in a form that is most useful for policy makers. By bringing together Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty with other leading academics as well as private sector leaders and policymakers, the Initiative will build a reputation in a few key areas that are most critical for future economic growth.

 

In addition to producing peer-reviewed research and timely policy briefs, the Initiative will bring researchers together with leaders from the private sector, non-profits and government.  This
will be an iterative process where policy and research will move forward with input from a variety of influential stakeholders.

Affiliated Centers

Leadership

Larry Chavis

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC-Chapel Hill
chavisl@kenan-flagler.unc.edu • 919.962.8215

Larry Chavis researches how weak institutions in developing countries pose challenges for new business formation. He is studying how organizational design affects the delivery of development aid to rural communities and small-scale entrepreneurs in Indonesia. More

Jim Johnson

Director of Education, Aging, and Economic Development Initiatives, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
jim_johnson@unc.edu • 919.962.2214

Jim Johnson, PhD, Director of Education, Aging, and Economic Development Initiatives is a demographer known for linking population trends to the economy. More

Kenan Institute Investments

The Dynamic Economies Initiative is committed to producing research-based policy recommendations that address the most pressing issues face by both the local and national economies.