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September 27, 2017

Perspectives in Sustainability: The Impact of CSR on Brand and Vice Versa

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Recent News & Media

Kenan Institute Launches Kenan Scholars Board of Mentors

August 31, 2017

Nonpartisan business policy think tank connects corporate executives, academic researchers and policymakers with next-generation business leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to Host Annual Open House

August 30, 2017

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will host its Annual Open House Thursday, September 7, during which the newly re-envisioned business policy think tank and its affiliated centers will educate and engage with the UNC-Chapel Hill community and beyond. More

Will aggressive fee-cutting at the state pension fund lead to lower returns?

July 14, 2017

Greg Brown, director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, comments on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s aggressive moves to slash the fees that the $92 billion state pension fund pays to outside money managers. More

Latest Research

The Taxman Cometh: Does Tax Uncertainty Affect Corporate Cash Holdings?

September 01, 2017

We examine whether firms hold more cash in the face of tax uncertainty. Because of gray areas in the tax law and aggressive tax avoidance, the total amount of tax that a firm will pay is uncertain at the time it files its returns. The tax authorities can challenge and disallow the firm’s tax positions, demanding additional cash tax payments. More