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Executive Director Mark Little Featured on WUNC’s The State of Things

April 24, 2018 • NCGrowth

Mark Little, executive director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and director of the institute-affiliated center NCGrowth, was recently featured on an episode of WUNC radio's The State of Things. Mark and Karla Slocum, director of the Institute of African American research, talked with host Frank Stasio about the impetus for the Black Communities Conference, and how black communities are collaborating to preserve and create vibrant futures for themselves. More

Kenan Institute Hosts Global Trade, Global Trade-Offs Conference

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April 20, 2018

On Friday, April 13, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise hosted its inaugural, day-long Global Trade, Global Trade-Offs: Emerging Challenges in International Commerce Conference at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The day’s events featured plenaries, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with highly distinguished members of business, economics and academia focused largely on the rapidly evolving landscape of international trade. More

Kenan Institute Honors Two MBA Candidates with Annual Awards

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April 12, 2018

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise conferred its top student honors to two UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA candidates during a ceremony attended by staff, faculty, students and members of the Kenan Institute Board of Advisors Thursday, April 12. More

Blackstone’s Schwarzman to UNC Students: Here’s How You Make a CEO

April 09, 2018

A Triangle Business Journal article on the Kenan Institute’s Dean’s Speakers Series featuring Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman last week. Schwarzman and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford discussed the makings of a CEO in their Kenan Center fireside chat before students, faculty, staff and UNC Chapel Hill community members. More

Finance and Philanthropy: An Afternoon with Steve Schwarzman

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April 06, 2018

UNC Kenan-Flaber Business School Dean Doug Shackelford conducted a fireside chat with the Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder in front of an audience of more than 200 on Wednesday, April 4, as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. More

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography Now Available

April 03, 2018

The Kenan Institute announces the publication of “The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography,” edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, Meric S. Gertler and Dariusz Wójcik. Feldman is the S.K. Heninger Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, and a professor of finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School. More

Blackstone Chairman and CEO Steve Schwarzman to Speak at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School

April 02, 2018

On Wednesday, April 4, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School will present a lecture by private equity guru and philanthropist Steve Schwarzman. The event, which is part of the 2017-18 Dean’s Speaker Series, will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

Institute for Private Capital Hosts 11th Annual Alternative Investments Conference

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March 27, 2018 • Institute for Private Capital

On Thursday, March 8, the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s Institute for Private Capital (IPC) hosted its 11th Annual Alternative Investments Conference (AIC) at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. More

Conversation to Feature North Carolina Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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March 23, 2018

On March 27, four of North Carolina’s immigrant business leaders will be featured as part of the 2018 Chandler Conversation in Southern Business History, entitled Making America: Immigration & Entrepreneurship in North Carolina. The event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, will be held at the FedEx Global Education Center at 301 Pittsboro Street in Chapel Hill, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. More

When Bigger Isn’t Better: How Monopolies are Stifling the Economy

March 21, 2018

A BloombergView article on the negative economic effects of the growing number of mega companies dominating American markets features the latest research co-authored by Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown. The research looks at how the dramatic change in the number and composition of firms listed on major U.S. exchanges over the past two decades – namely, more larger, older companies and fewer companies overall – has resulted in historically low levels of idiosyncratic risk. More