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Kenan Scholars Take On the Capitol

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February 09, 2018

It’s not every day that students can walk through the halls of state government and shake hands with policymakers, but on January 26, a group of Kenan Scholars did just that. More

Work of Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown Cited by Bloomberg

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February 07, 2018 • Institute for Private Capital

A research paper co-authored by Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown is cited in a recent Bloomberg View post by columnist Matt Levine.  The post, “Are Banks Worthless?,” looks at passive investing, the performance of banks’ investment products, and other current financial topics.  Brown’s paper, co-authored with Söhnke Bartram and René Stultz, explores the reasons for historically low idiosyncratic risk in recent years. More

Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown Featured on Carolina Business Review

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January 03, 2018

Greg Brown joined former NC Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla; Terry Keating, executive vice president of Accord Financial; and show host Chris William for an end-of-year, Carolinas-centric look at tax reform, the urban-rural divide, foreign trade, and economic development, among other topics. The show aired on PBS stations in North and South Carolina in December. More

Responding to Migration Dividends

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December 29, 2017 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

We all know that North Carolina is a migration magnet. But just who’s moving into – and out of – the state? And what’s the impact on North Carolina’s economy and infrastructure? Jim Johnson, director of education, aging and economic development initiatives for the Kenan Institute, and Allan Parnell, vice president of the Cedar Institute for Sustainable Communities in Mebane, NC, go in search of answers. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Hosts 2018 Investment Outlook Forum

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December 21, 2017

On Thursday, December 14, leaders in public finance, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and investment management convened at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill to discuss 2018 investment challenges and opportunities. The 2018 Investment Outlook forum was sponsored by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

MBA Kenan Scholars Present Culmination of Their Research

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December 14, 2017

The scholars presented summaries of their research to a full room at the Kenan Center on Wednesday, December 6. In all, audience members learned about nine projects, from measuring the cost of renewable energy options to determining whether a farm machinery company’s products are suited to the agricultural environment of Zambia. More

Shhh! It’s a Secret!

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December 13, 2017

Fifteen North Carolina city, county, and state entities are vying with more than 230 communities in the U.S. and Canada to be the home of Amazon’s second headquarters. But bidders in the state are keeping mum about the details of their bids, saying that releasing data could jeopardize their competitiveness. One person who is talking is Brent Lane, economic strategist for the Center for Competitive Economies. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to Convene Cross-sector Experts for Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

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December 13, 2017

On January 18-19, 2018, the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and its affiliated Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will convene a highly curated group of 100 thought leaders to discuss leading-edge research on private business ventures and explore ways to sustain and advance entrepreneurship. More

Kenan Institute Explores the Financial Impact of the Opioid Crisis

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December 08, 2017

Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. For Americans under the age of 50, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death. As grim as these statistics are, they only hint at the devastating effect of the nation's opioid crisis. In addition to a record number of lives lost, opioids are destroying families, workplaces, and communities around the country, and taking a steep economic toll on existing systems. More

Kenan Institute Data Helps Reveal Top Revenue-Growth Life Sciences Companies in the Triangle

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December 08, 2017

The Triangle Business Journal recently ranked Triangle-based, publicly-held life sciences companies by their most recent annual revenue growth. Greg Brown, Kenan Institute director, helped compile the data, which focused on companies with at least $200 million in assets and 30 or more employees. More