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Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues


Market-Based Solutions to Vital Economic Issues

Emerging Technologies


Join us for our next discussion as we welcome Cambridge Quantum Computing’s Senior Research Scientist, Steven Herbert, as he introduces the company’s state-of-the-art Fourier QMCI algorithm, the only QMCI algorithm to bypass the need for costly quantum arithmetic whilst retaining the full quadratic quantum advantage.

Consumers will long associate the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic with seemingly apocalyptic searches for toilet paper, hand sanitizer and PPE. But even now, amid continued surges of the Delta variant, many global supply chains continue to experience disruptions at record rates. This week’s Kenan Insight invites our experts to weigh in on the immediate impact of these disruptions for business and society, the longer term effects across industries and the roles government and emerging tech should be playing to drive solutions.

While technological advances have traditionally been a boon to the U.S. economy, the rapid rise of new platforms and the increased financialization of the economy in recent years have encouraged the growth of monopolies—driving an ever-widening geographic gap in the distribution of income across the country. New research from the Kenan Institute’s Professor Maryann Feldman explores the ramifications of this growing divide.

On Thursday, April 29, Lyft Chief Policy Officer and Advisor to the Co-founders Anthony Foxx joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford for an exclusive virtual discussion. Foxx discussed his career as the secretary of transportation under President Obama and as the mayor of Charlotte, the innovative technologies transforming transportation and how we can transition to a greener economy.

Join Rethinc. Labs to hear from Seth Lloyd, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at MIT, as he shares his findings on quantum algorithms for analyzing financial data and predicting time series.

Cryptocurrency has its critics, but it’s becoming an increasingly mainstream option for retail and institutional investors alike. In this Kenan Insight, we share some thoughts from former Co-president of Morgan Stanley Zoe Cruz and Rethinc. Labs Faculty Director Eric Ghysels on whether crypto has reached a tipping point for adoption by individual investors.

Join our panel of experts who will share their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

In a Rethinc. Labs webinar, our panel of experts shared their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

Corporate executives have begun to glimpse the strategic value of incorporating artificial intelligence as an “employee” within their organization. In this Kenan Insight, we explore a framework that outlines the critical elements for harnessing the potential of human-AI working relationships.

Quantum circuits are an essential aspect of quantum algorithms and applications. Their efficiency can greatly impact not only the efficiency of higher level algorithms but also their feasibility and applicability, especially in the current NISQ era. In this talk, Shaohan Hu, will join us from the Future Lab of Applied Research and Engineering at JPMorgan Chase to discuss two pieces of his recent work on building efficient quantum circuits.

The widespread adoption of technological advances has made the move to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic a success. In this Kenan Insight, we look at why the switch was such a win, its impact on worker productivity, and what it means in the long term for workers, office spaces and cities.

During the past 40 years, the income gap between top and bottom earners has expanded exponentially, with the top 1% controlling about 20% of national income and the bottom 50% holding less than 13%. In this Kenan Insight, we examine the role of two factors contributing to regional inequalities in the U.S and Europe: job automation and telecommuting.

Our Emerging Technologies Experts

Eric Ghysels

Edward Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance, Faculty Director of Rethinc. Labs

    Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi

    Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

      Mahka Moeen

      Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Donghwa Shin

      Assistant Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Jayashankar M. Swaminathan

      GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

      Centers & Initiatives


      Examining how businesses can best mitigate challenges and leverage opportunities amid today’s rapid digital transformation