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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.

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.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School shared insights on resilience and leading through uncertain times with Dean Mary Margaret Frank on April 23.

Watson, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss key findings from the economics literature and their implications for where to focus immigration reform efforts.

Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Tara Watson discussed "An Economist’s Guide to Immigration Reform" before an audience of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty and students on April 11.

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.

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.

Supreme Court decisions on reproductive rights and affirmative action inadvertently afford the nursing profession a propitious opportunity to capitalize on the nation’s rich mosaic of iceberg demographic identities—inherited and acquired traits that may not be visibly apparent—to address pressing worker shortages and other workplace conundrums. 

Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow Josh Lerner discussed "The Venture Capital Bust and the Resilience of Innovation" before an audience of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty and students on Feb. 15.

Dive into the value of private-public partnerships in growing enterprises, careers and communities to learn more about Wolfspeed's efforts to cultivate a sustainable workforce pipeline.

Dive into the value of private-public partnerships in growing enterprises, careers and communities to learn more about Wolfspeed's efforts to cultivate a sustainable workforce pipeline.