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The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is the outreach arm of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985 by visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Institute is the research, outreach, and strategic planning arm of Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from the private sector, academic community, and government to build a greater understanding of how the business sector can work for the public good. The Institute’s mission is to develop and promote innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the Institute fosters the entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate economic prosperity and improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is core to the work of the Kenan Institute. We celebrate the multle dimensions that each individual shares and believe that diversity among our faculty and staff is paramount to ensuring the greatest possible impact of our work. We encourage all qualified individuals interested to apply to any open position. 

Economic Research Analyst

Specific job duties include:

  • Identify, organize, and clean data for analysis using statistical software such as Stata, SAS, R, and Python among others
  • Perform economic, financial, econometric, and statistical analyses.
  • Write and maintain documentation of data sources and statistical tests performed on the data.
  • Conduct literature reviews on a broad set of economic and business topics in support of development of research papers, white papers, and reports.
  • Support development, maintenance, communication, and dissemination of proprietary regional economic indicators.
  • Write data commentaries based on current economic data that will be shared on the Institute’s website.
  • Opportunity to work closely with Kenan-Faculty faculty and potential to co-author research papers.
  • Support the development and implementation of research seminars and webinars.
  • Cultivate relationships with Kenan-Flagler faculty in order to stay apprised of their latest research and develop a deep understanding of their areas of expertise.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is core to the work of the Kenan Institute. We celebrate the multiple dimensions that each individual shares and believe that diversity among our staff is paramount to ensuring the greatest possible impact of our work. We encourage all individuals interested in this position to submit an application.