Dynamic Economies

Overview and Objectives

The Dynamic Economies Initiative is committed to producing research-based policy recommendations that address the most pressing issues face by both the local and national economies. The initiative will focus on creating and promoting data-driven research and disseminating that research in a form that is most useful for policy makers. By bringing together Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty with other leading academics as well as private sector leaders and policymakers, the Initiative will build a reputation in a few key areas that are most critical for future economic growth.

 

In addition to producing peer-reviewed research and timely policy briefs, the Initiative will bring researchers together with leaders from the private sector, non-profits and government.  This
will be an iterative process where policy and research will move forward with input from a variety of influential stakeholders.

Affiliated Centers

Leadership

Larry Chavis

Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Larry_Chavis@kenan-flagler.unc.edu • 919.962.8215

Larry researches how weak institutions in developing countries pose challenges for new business formation. More

Jim Johnson

Director, Education, Aging and Economic Development Initiatives
Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Jim_Johnson@unc.edu • 919.962.2214

Jim examines the growing inequality in American society, particularly as it affects disadvantaged youth; entrepreneurial approaches to poverty alleviation, job creation and community development; interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies; and business demography and workforce diversity issues. More

Kenan Institute Investments

The Dynamic Economies Initiative is committed to producing research-based policy recommendations that address the most pressing issues face by both the local and national economies.