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    The Kenan Institute is proud to work in partnership with Gallup to explore a more holistic view of entrepreneurship in the U.S. with a focus on those who are driving economic growth in new ways. This work was featured at an event co-hosted by the Kenan Institute and held at Gallup headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 30, 2018.

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The Power of AI and Blockchain Conference

December 07, 2018

The Blockchain Club at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was proud to host the Power of AI and Blockchain conference on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The goal of the conference was to expand student and community understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain topics with a focus on application. Students from business, computer science, law programs and more attended from Duke University, North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill. Faculty from each university joined the students to learn from AI and blockchain industry leaders. More

Rethinc-ing Machine Learning

December 06, 2018

From healthcare to manufacturing to consumer goods, the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning is quickly becoming indispensable to how we live our lives. Both were the focus of the Rethinc. Machine Learning Symposium on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

10 Years of Excellence in Private Equity Research

December 06, 2018

On Nov. 1-2, leading practitioners and top researchers from around the world joined together at the tenth annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC. Hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, the conference has established a reputation as leading the discussion between leading academics and practitioners in the private capital arena. This year’s symposium not only unveiled the latest research insights, but also served as an occasion to look back at ten years of achievements and successes. More

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Management by the Numbers: A Formal Approach to Deriving Informational and Distributional Properties of “Un-­managed” Earnings

October 26, 2018

We explore the theoretical relation between earnings and market returns as well as the properties of earnings frequency distributions under the assumption that managers use unbiased accounting information to sequentially decide on real options their firms have and report generated earnings truthfully, with the market pricing the firm based on those reported earnings. More


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