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Following last week’s debate about the overheating economy, Kenan Institute experts return this week for round two – this time focusing on policy. Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown and Chief Economist Gerald Cohen debate the pandemic’s influence on U.S. fiscal policies.

Following last week’s debate about the overheating economy, Kenan Institute experts return this week for round two – this time focusing on policy. Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown and Chief Economist Gerald Cohen debate the pandemic’s influence on U.S. fiscal policies.

As the U.S. continues to face the effects of the pandemic and supply chain issues, Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown and Chief Economist Gerald Cohen debate whether the overheated economy is ready to boil over – or if it’s simply simmering.

During a fireside chat on Jan. 5, Kenan Institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen and Political Quotient Advisors CEO Mary Moore Hamrick discussed the political gamesmanship behind the $1.2 trillion U.S. infrastructure bill, drivers influencing national budget and debt ceiling debates, and the potential impact on U.S. and global economies.

Kenan Institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen highlights five hot topics – from labor shortages to cryptocurrency – that business leaders and policymakers will grapple with in 2022.

From exploring the concept of shareholder capitalism to welcoming world-class speakers, Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown shares some exciting things to look forward to in 2022.

On Wednesday, September 22, Piedmont Capital Partners Co-founder and Managing Partner Louise Brady and Partner Bobby Long joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford to kick off the 2021-2022 Dean’s Speaker Series. Check out their fireside chat to hear the experts’ takes on economic regionalism, the industries most ripe for investment and growth amid and beyond COVID-19, and the role business should play to stem the pandemic-induced exodus of women from the workforce.

Entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds face a variety of challenges in accessing resources, expertise and funding. Hear experts from our 2021 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference discuss persistent issues and promising solutions for creating vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems.

As featured in our 2021 Trends in Entrepreneurship Report, hear experts discuss leveraging analytics to drive improved healthcare access, treatments and delivery.

To support our mission of developing and promoting innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues, the Kenan Institute convenes diverse groups of cross-sector leaders for discussions on the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities for business today. We also disseminate cutting-edge research to academic partners, business leaders and policymakers, enabling them to make data-driven decisions and drive economic progress. In turn, we welcome private- and public-sector partners to inform our thought leadership and research to best serve their needs.

Research Director Christian Lundblad explores the implications of a long-brewing skills mismatch for companies’ bottom lines and our approach to combatting income inequality.

The Paycheck Protection Program kept small businesses from folding during the pandemic, but left many women and minority business owners empty-handed.