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    UNC is Preparing for the Worst-case Scenario (and Why You Should, Too)

    Battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the precipitous drop in the economy and continuing racial justice protests, American colleges and universities are facing their most challenging period ever as they head into the fall semester. In this Kenan Insight, we explore what the long-term impact of such forces will be on higher education, and what policy and strategic actions might help mitigate the damage.


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Recent News & Media

Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown Featured on WRAL News Segment

July 17, 2020

Greg Brown, executive director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, discussed on WRAL-TV’s July 16 primetime newscast the shortcomings of the federal COVID-19 economic relief package and outlined provisions to make the next stimulus package more effective. More

North Carolina Governor Names Jim Johnson to New Equity Task Force

July 16, 2020

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has named Dr. James H. Johnson Jr., William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated Urban Investment Strategies Center, to the newly created Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force. More

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $300,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Capacity to Help Communities and Businesses Respond to and Recover from Economic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic

July 07, 2020

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's NCGrowth University Center to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More


Latest Research

Paying for Sustained Private-Public Vaccine Co-Development: COVID-19 and Beyond

July 29, 2020

The United States is pursuing a vaccine for COVID-19 with a bottom-up, mission-based private-public industrial policy. More