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

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.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Feb. 2, Senior Faculty Fellow Christian Lundblad discussed a "Wow!" employment report for January in which job growth beat all expectations.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Jan. 5, institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen analyzed another healthy job growth number and discussed his five economic trends to watch for this year.

For many companies, it’s clear the hybrid workplace is here to stay. Explore executive insights on best practices for managing remote and hybrid teams and the importance of adaptable leadership amid greater workday flexibility and evolving team structures.

During the institute's monthly press briefing Dec. 8, former institute Executive Director Greg Brown analyzed the “slower slowing” in employment growth and signs that the Federal Reserve should keep its guard up against inflation.

Angelica Leigh, assistant professor of management and organizations at Duke University Fuqua School of Business and 2023 Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, defines the characteristics of mega-threats and their potential effects on the workplace.

During the institute’s monthly press briefing Nov. 3, Research Director Camelia Kuhnen analyzed the subdued job growth in October’s employment report and why economic growth isn't being distributed evenly among all households.

Interested in a recap of the Frontiers of Business Conference: Workforce Disrupted? Read the key takeaways and powerful insights from the conference's speakers and panelists on the 2023 grand challenge theme.