Institute Insights: Blockchain Adoption for Combating Deceptive Counterfeits

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 

Counterfeiting is a severe problem with significant economic impact that can negatively affect a manufacturer's profit and brand. However, blockchain-based solutions can help customers make informed purchasing decisions.

Institute Insights: How Hot Temps Cool Economic Growth

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 

Climatologists project that global temperatures may rise by up to four degrees Celsius over the next century. This projection raises a natural question: “Can we assess the impact that this temperature increase will have on the U.S. economy?

Wharton’s Blouin Leads Interdisciplinary Seminar; Seven New Faculty Welcomed

Thursday, September 5, 2019 

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Kenan Institute hosted the interdisciplinary seminar, “Does Tax Planning Affect Organizational Complexity: Evidence from Check-the-Box” at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill.

Institute Insights: Private Equity in the Global Economy: Evidence on Industry Spillovers

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 

Private equity investments have risen dramatically during the last two decades, not only in developed countries but in developing economies as well. Several studies have found evidence of improvement in firm performance following a private equity (PE) transaction, but surprisingly little is known about the implications of PE transactions for the economy – particularly the global economy.

Institute Insights: Prosperity for All: Aligning Company Goals with Sustainability

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 

In spite of widespread buzz about corporate sustainability, research shows that, for many companies, sustainability is still mostly a public relations exercise.

Institute Insights: The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Firm Value and Investment

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 

In the first study of the impact of the opioid crisis on firms, UNC Kenan-Flagler researchers demonstrate the negative effects of opioid abuse on long-term firm growth, investment and valuation.

Institute Insights: National Fintech Day

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 

In honor of National Fintech Day on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow and Rethinc. Labs Faculty Director Eric Ghysels gives an update on the state of fintech initiatives at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and more broadly, at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Institute Insights: A Federal Reserve Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 

For the first time since the tumult of the global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates by 25 basis points on July 31. The decision was controversial along a multitude of dimensions.