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Apr 2, 2024

Potential Trouble: April Economic Briefing

Rob Knapp
Kenan Institute Interim Director of External Affairs
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2, 2024) – How can the economy be running above its potential output level and still experience declining inflation? With all signs suggesting that U.S. growth rolls on, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor Greg Brown, a Kenan Institute Research Fellow, will discuss the necessary ingredients to prevent such strong demand from fueling another uptick in inflation – or, even worse, an increasingly hawkish Federal Reserve.   

It’s just one of the topics for discussion (spoiler alert: the answer is a jump in potential GDP, which depends on productivity growth and labor force participation) during the institute’s monthly virtual briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, April 5.

Experts from the institute will appear on the briefing each month and offer commentary in their areas of specialization. Briefings occur on the morning that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its employment report, usually the first Friday of each month.

You’re invited to join via Zoom (registration details below) and welcome to respond directly to this email to submit any questions you would like to be addressed.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: April 5, 2024, 9 a.m. EDT (U.S. and Canada)
Press Briefing: Potential Trouble

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The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise develops and promotes 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. Learn more at kenaninstitute.unc.edu.

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