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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues


Kenan Institute 2024 Grand Challenge: Business Resilience
Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues


In the below commentaries, institute experts analyze and respond to the most pressing economic and business news of the day. To speak with one of our authors, please contact External Affairs Associate Rob Knapp.


The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to strike down the “Chevron deference,” a legal doctrine that grants regulatory agencies authority in interpreting statutes. This decision could significantly alter the regulatory landscape, creating uncertainty for businesses.

As a once-orderly world grows messier in the post-pandemic era, UNC Kenan-Flagler's Christian Lundblad discusses how business leaders must give more thought to low-probability, high-impact events.

With a growing emphasis on prioritizing user privacy and data protection, says UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Longxiu Tian, information collected directly from customers becomes the key to solving the puzzle of personalization and accurate targeting for marketers.

Longxiu Tian, UNC Kenan-Flagler assistant professor of marketing, shares his expertise in customer strategies and his perspective on firms' attempts to build trust and profitability with innovative consumer data management strategies.

The settlement with the National Association of Realtors will alter how real estate agents do business. Eric Maribojoc, associate director for the Affordable Housing Initiative at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, discusses changes we might see.

The Kenan Institute's projected 2024 GDP growth rates for 150 microeconomies across the United States anticipate a slowdown, with almost all our 150 Extended Metropolitan Areas experiencing a deceleration.

Business Resilience

By all accounts, there is steady good news coming the Federal Reserve’s way. And yet, the Fed seems to be in no rush to start cutting rates. Dive deeper into what the Fed will do to make sure inflation remains at that 2% goal.

The year ahead is full of economic uncertainty, but institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen knows that some topics will be in the thoughts of many business leaders and policymakers. Find out five trends he has in mind.

Inflation has come down but may still have some fight left in it. One concern is what happens going forward as the relief from pandemic price pressures disappears, but deflationary tailwinds are no longer there.

Since March 2022, the Federal Reserve has battled the highest inflation in decades with interest rate increases whose effects are only now starting to be seen. So does this mean the era of rate hikes is coming to an end?

As autoworkers continue to strike, there are concerns about how the work stoppage could affect the automotive supply chain, which is still adjusting to challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The increasing demand for electric cars is creating new opportunities for jobs and innovation in new locations, but there are differing views of the potential effect on overall auto sector jobs.