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Costs of a Satisfied Customer Base

Wednesday May 5, 2021

In a recent Journal of Marketing article featured in the Harvard Business Review, Rajdeep Grewal and his coauthors found that it is cheaper to have a portfolio of satisfied, rather than dissatisfied, customers.

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Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms for Financial Analysis

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Seth Lloyd, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at MIT shares his findings on quantum algorithms for analyzing financial data and predicting time series.

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Brand Plan Rx by Markus Saba

Friday April 30, 2021

In Brand Plan Rx, Professor of the Practice of Marketing and Executive in Residence for the Center for the Business of Health Markus Saba and co-author Hilary Gentile provide a step-by-step formula to uncover the unique needs that drive brand choice in the health and wellness industry.

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Topics on Quantum Circuit Optimization

Thursday April 29, 2021

Shaohan Hu from the Future Lab of Applied Research and Engineering at JPMorgan Chase joined us to discuss two pieces of his recent work on building efficient quantum circuits.

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The Power of an Enticing Problem — How to Attract More Ideas on Crowdsourcing Platforms

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Faculty members Claudia Kubowicz Malhotra, Arvind Malhotra and Barry L. Bayus were brought together around their mutual research interests in innovation, brands, strategy, creativity and crowdsourcing.

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Fairness in Justice: Use of Machine Learning in Pre-trial Detention

Thursday April 15, 2021

Our panel of experts shared their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

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Rethinc. Labs — 2021 SoFiE Machine Learning Virtual Conference

Friday March 12, 2021

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a virtual conference on machine learning in finance on March 5, 2021. The conference was co-sponsored by the Journal of Financial Econometrics (JFEC) and the International Center for Finance (ICF) at Yale University.

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Perceived vs. Negotiated Discounts — The Role of Advertised Reference Prices Under Price Negotiation

Tuesday March 2, 2021

Retailers routinely post two prices on their price tags — a posted, or sale, price and a higher regular or advertised reference price. Together, these prices create a perception of the initial discount the consumer is getting.

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Smart Meter Q&A with Nur Sunar

Thursday February 18, 2021

Assistant Professor Nur Sunar and her co-authors have completed a study on the use of advanced data analytics for retail electricity pricing. Their research evaluates the benefits of granular data from smart meters and analyzes how these data sets can be utilized in advanced clustering of customers as well as dynamic pricing of retail electricity. With dynamic pricing of retail electricity, companies can both improve their profits and empower customers to manage their own usage.

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Warm-starting Quantum Optimization

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Dr. Daniel J. Egger presents his findings from his work in the Quantum Technologies group at IBM Research in Zurich.

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Likelihood Amplitude Estimation on Noisy Quantum Computers

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Tomoki Tanaka, vice president of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and MUFG Bank, shared the findings of his research on maximum likelihood amplitude estimation.

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Bloggers and Bitcoin Prices: A Textual Machine Learning Analysis Faculty Director of the Rethinc FinTech Lab, Eric Ghysels was featured as the keynote speaker at the 2nd Crypto Asset Lab Conference.

Wednesday October 28, 2020

The conference, which took place on Tuesday, October 27th, focuses on all aspects of bitcoin and crypto assets, especially those pertaining to investment, banking, finance, monetary economics, and regulation.

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Rethinc. Labs Research Fellow Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, featured on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World podcast: Treating AI as an Employee

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Professor Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi answered questions about our recently published Kenan Insight 'Could AI Be Your Next Employee of the Month?

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Faculty Director of the Rethinc. Value Chain Lab, Jay Swaminathan was recently featured on Scientific Sense ®

Monday October 12, 2020

Faculty Director of the Rethinc. Value Chain Lab, Jay Swaminathan was recently featured on Scientific Sense ® a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. Professor Swaminathan discussed supplier diversity and Carbon footprint, Customer learning in Call centers, Net-metering and utility profits, Blockchain to prevent counterfeiting, and strategic effects of COVID shock on global supply chains.

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Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Real Datasets Using Quantum Processors and Quantum-Inspired Tensor Networks

Tuesday September 29, 2020

Román Orús, Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastián, Spain, presented the findings from his research on determining the optimal trading trajectory for an investment portfolio of assets over a period of time. Dynamic portfolio optimization is well known to be NP-Hard and is central to quantitative finance.

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The Risk of Digital Discrimination: Exploring AI Bias

Friday September 18, 2020

Our panel of industry and academic leaders shared their technological, legal, organizational and social expertise to answer the questions raised by emerging artificial intelligence capabilities.

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Digital Asset Allocation

Thursday September 17, 2020

Strategic Advisor to the CEO of Ripple and former Co-President of Morgan Stanley Zoe Cruz discusses the impact of adding cryptocurrencies to a traditional portfolio.

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Accelerating Trends in Food Retail

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Retail faculty and industry experts discuss the development of new online platforms and delivery options, the management of supplier relationships, evolving customer demand and expectations and changing personnel needs and safety.

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Quantum Technology for Economists

Saturday June 27, 2020

Isaiah Hull, a Senior Economist with Sweden’s Central Bank introduces quantum money and highlights the common misconceptions about what is achievable with quantum computing in economic models.

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Towards Quantum Advantage in the Financial Services Sector

Thursday June 11, 2020

Dr. Stefan Woerner outlines classical computational challenges appearing in the Financial Services Sector. He will discuss where quantum computing may provide an advantage, and what requirements this imposes on the quantum hardware.

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States’ Responses to COVID-19

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Governors across the United States have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing state-level executive actions to address a range of issues provoked by the crisis. Although it is too early to gauge the long-term effects of the pandemic and states’ responses to it, this Kenan Insight provides a preliminary analysis of actions governors have taken thus far, to help inform policymaking going forward.

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Remote Offices, Virtual Teams and the Future of Work Through and Beyond COVID-19

Wednesday April 8, 2020

RedHat’s Chief People Officer, DeLisa Alexander and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Faculty members Dave Hofmann and Arv Malhotra explore how business leaders can motivate their teams and meet the changing needs of a remote workforce.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Partner with Ripple on $50 Million Blockchain Research Initiative

Friday June 1, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, along with the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, have been selected as part of a $50 million initiative Ripple is launching to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.

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Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms for Financial Analysis

Topics on Quantum Circuit Optimization

Fairness in Justice: Use of Machine Learning in Pre-trial Detention

Rethinc. Labs — 2021 SoFiE Machine Learning Virtual Conference

Warm-starting Quantum Optimization

Likelihood Amplitude Estimation on Noisy Quantum Computers

Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Real Datasets Using Quantum Processors and Quantum-Inspired Tensor Networks

The Risk of Digital Discrimination: Exploring AI Bias

Digital Asset Allocation

Accelerating Trends in Food Retail