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During the institute’s monthly briefing June 7, Research Director Camelia Kuhnen discussed the stronger-than-expected new employment report and predicted that the Federal Reserve would still begin lowering interest rates later in the year.

Join Kenan Institute Research Director Camelia Kuhnen for the institute’s monthly virtual briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, June 7, as she dives into new data that shows a softening economy, raising questions about the Fed's response and labor market impact.

Camelia Kuhnen, Kenan Institute director of research and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School finance professor, speaks to consumer sentiment during the institute's May 3 economic briefing.

During the institute’s monthly press briefing May 3, Research Director Camelia Kuhnen discussed slower growth in the labor market and explored what creates the gap we now see in consumer sentiment numbers.

Do employment and wage growth numbers line up with consumer confidence? It's time for a confidence check with Kenan Institute Research Director Camelia Kuhnen during this month's virtual economic briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, May 3.

During the institute’s monthly press briefing April 5, Research Fellow Greg Brown presented thoughts on what’s needed to extend a period of job growth and lower inflation.

How can the economy be running above its potential output level and still experience declining inflation? Join Kenan Institute Research Fellow Greg Brown in the institute’s monthly virtual briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, April 5 to learn why.

During the institute's monthly press briefing March 8, Chief Economist Gerald Cohen discussed another solid jobs report, in which the U.S. economy added 275,000 jobs for February.

Business Resilience

By all accounts, there is steady good news coming the Federal Reserve’s way. And yet, the Fed seems to be in no rush to start cutting rates. Dive deeper into what the Fed will do to make sure inflation remains at that 2% goal.

Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Christian Lundblad will discuss Friday’s employment report and other economic issues during the institute’s monthly virtual briefing at 9 a.m. EST this Friday, Feb. 2.

The year ahead is full of economic uncertainty, but institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen knows that some topics will be in the thoughts of many business leaders and policymakers. Find out five trends he has in mind.

Dive into the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing from Friday, Jan. 5, as institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen offered some economic trends to watch for 2024.