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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.


Andra Ghent, Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, discusses the current state of housing affordability in an era of high interest rates.

The Kenan Institute recaps a panel on the business of women's health from the Center for Business of Health's November 2022 conference.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Energy Center Director Stephen Arbogast discusses the power of carbon taxes to accomplish several goals for energy producers and consumers alike.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Clinical Associate Professor of Finance Arzu Ozoguz discusses the SEC's anticipated new rules around sustainability.

In kicking off the new year, we at the Kenan Institute want to highlight five topics we anticipate will be top of mind for business leaders and policymakers during the 12 months ahead.

Kenan Institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen discusses the power of productivity and what that means for the U.S. economy.

The new report from the Kenan Institute's American Growth Project takes a look under the hood at productivity - and which U.S. cities have been climbing up the productivity rankings.

2022 has not been kind to many investment portfolios; as Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown argues, this is all attributable to the change in real interest and inflation rates.

Stephen Arbogast, Director of the Energy Center at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, offers an in-depth explanation of supply dynamics in global energy markets--and why oil and gas prices have been so chaotic.

As President Xi Jinping officially begins his third term leading China, his ideological approach will be tested by instability - both within and outside his country.

Research indicates that groups are most effective at achieving gender equity goals when men and women advocate together.

How the U.S. is experiencing inflation shows considerable variation from place to place.