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Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Dec. 8, as professor and former executive director Greg Brown shares his thoughts on where inflation may be headed from here.

Each of the Kenan Institute's 2023 Distinguished Fellows has written a paper as part of their work to support our exploration of workforce disruption. Learn more about our fellows and read their papers, along with key takeaways from each.

Interested in a recap of the Frontiers of Business Conference: Workforce Disrupted? Read the key takeaways and powerful insights from the conference's speakers and panelists on the 2023 grand challenge theme.

An advance estimate shows the U.S. economy growing nearly 5% during the third quarter. Join Research Director Camelia Kuhnen in a virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Nov. 3, for more on this and the morning's employment report.

Congressional disputes over discretionary spending escalate, threatening government shutdown. Join Chief Economist Gerald Cohen in a virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Oct. 6 to discuss long-term budget risks.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Finance Professor and Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar Camelia Kuhnen has been named director of research for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

With gas prices on the rise, inflation numbers will look less favorable. How should the Federal Reserve handle this, and what does it mean for the economy? Join us for a discussion Friday.

The endowment will provide top UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School students with leadership education, cross-sector collaboration skills and undergraduate research opportunities.

Professor Paige Ouimet has been named executive director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School effective Aug. 21. She succeeds Professor Greg Brown, who led the institute’s growth for eight years.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Aug. 4, as Executive Director Greg Brown discusses whether declining inflation has put an economic soft landing back on the table.

Our Stakeholder Capitalism Grand Challenge Final Report, written by Executive Director Greg Brown and Chief Economist Gerald Cohen, has been published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

In addition to academic presentations, the Conference on Market-Based Solutions for Reducing Wealth Inequality took participants out of the classroom and into the community for a walking tour and on-site discussions in nearby Durham, N.C.