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PERC returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School on May 16-17, 2024 for the Private Equity Research Consortium Oxford Research Symposium.

Save the date for IPC's Spring Research Symposium Friday, March 22, 2024. The research symposium brings together academic researchers and industry practitioners to discuss applied research in the broad field of private capital and alternative investments.

Learn more about the impact of machine learning on the resiliency of supply chain management in this recent article in the Harvard Business Review, co-authored by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Vinayak Deshpande.

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.

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.

An analysis shows the overall number of suppliers and countries supplying goods did not change significantly from 2019 to 2021. Companies did shift away from riskier countries like China, and delivery patterns also changed.

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?

Each of the Kenan Institute's 2023 Distinguished Fellows has written a paper as part of their work to support our exploration of workforce disruption. Learn more about our fellows and read their papers, along with key takeaways from each.