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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



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Our 2024 Frontiers of Business Conference will convene corporate executives, top researchers and policy leaders to share objective, evidence-based solutions for building more resilient businesses ready to survive and succeed in a risk-filled world. Learn more today.


PERC returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School on May 16-17, 2024 for the Private Equity Research Consortium Oxford Research Symposium.

In a continuing effort to examine the business sector's contributions to inclusive economic growth, the second annual Conference on Market-Based Solutions for Reducing Wealth Inequality will bring top researchers and private sector representatives to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 25-26.

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Gov. Deval Patrick on April 23 at 5 p.m. as a part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by the Kenan Institute in partnership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Mary Margaret Frank.

Please join us for the 2024 Kenan Institute Student Awards, Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EDT to honor outstanding students who excel in the areas of leadership, research, policy impact, and service.

Watson, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss key findings from the economics literature and their implications for where to focus immigration reform efforts.

Join us for this inspiring conversation around identity and leadership. Register today for the second annual “Yo Soy” Charla on April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UNC Kenan Flagler Business School
Business Resilience

In this edition of the Dean Speaker Series, join us for an engaging fireside chat with Dean Mary Margaret Frank and Stephanie Headley for an exploration of resilient leadership navigating the complexities of today’s business landscape.

Save the date for IPC's Spring Research Symposium Friday, March 22, 2024. The research symposium brings together academic researchers and industry practitioners to discuss applied research in the broad field of private capital and alternative investments.

Join the Institute for Private Capital for the 16th Annual Alternative Investments Conference on March 21, 2024, featuring a full day of alternative asset programming.

Sutcliffe, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will highlight the state of knowledge about resilience, drawing together multiple sources of research that include a recent study of adventure racing.

Save the date for inaugural NCGrowth Showcase: Engaging for Economic Prosperity in the Kenan Center! Don't miss out on engaging presentations and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Feb 27.

Please join us for a talk by Josh Lerner, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, who will be discussing the unprecedented explosion of venture capital activity worldwide and what was behind this dramatic surge of activity.