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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.

Inflation has come down but may still have some fight left in it. One concern is what happens going forward as the relief from pandemic price pressures disappears, but deflationary tailwinds are no longer there.

Since March 2022, the Federal Reserve has battled the highest inflation in decades with interest rate increases whose effects are only now starting to be seen. So does this mean the era of rate hikes is coming to an end?

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.

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.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, July 7, as institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen offers his insights on the labor market and the decision facing the Federal Reserve.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, June 2, as institute Executive Director Greg Brown offers his insights on the labor market and the long road back to fiscal responsibility.

Chief Economist Gerald Cohen outlines three possible paths for the U.S. economy in coming months, as well as the indicators to keep an eye on.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, May 5, as UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor Christian Lundblad offers his insights on both the labor market and the Fed's response to continuing inflation.