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UNC Tax Center’s Courtney Edwards Featured As Expert in WalletHub’s “2019 Best Places to Retire”

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January 17, 2019 • UNC Tax Center

Courtney Edwards, associate director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated UNC Tax Center, offered up her expertise in a recent WalletHub article highlighting the best U.S. states for retirement this year. "Taxes are an important consideration for so many decisions individuals make and should not be overlooked when deciding where to retire," Edwards said. More

Splunk Exec Susan St. Ledger Says “High-Growth Mindset” Key to Her Success

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January 17, 2019

St. Ledger’s speech focused on what she called the “high-growth mindset,” referring to taking advantage of opportunities that allow an individual to stretch beyond their perceived capabilities. St. Ledger said that adopting this mindset has been key to her personal and professional success. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to Examine Frontiers of Entrepreneurship at Annual Conference

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January 15, 2019 • Entrepreneurship Center

The third annual invitation-only Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference, hosted by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and its affiliated Entrepreneurship Center, will gather a highly curated group of 150 leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss leading-edge research on private business ventures and explore ways to sustain and advance entrepreneurship. More

Work of Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Highlights Parity Issues in Economics

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January 14, 2019

Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Anusha Chari’s work, which was highlighted at the American Economic Association (AEA) meeting on Jan. 6., was cited in a recent article in The Economist. Chari also spoke recently about her findings with The Chronicle of Higher Education. More

UNC Tax Center’s Courtney Edwards Breaks Down Trump Tax Code

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January 02, 2019 • UNC Tax Center

Courtney Edwards, associate director of the Kenan Institute's affiliate UNC Tax Center, was recently featured in a Charlotte Parent Magazine article about the effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on families. Edwards says the legislation will include fewer exemptions, higher deductions, a child tax credit increase and changes to 529 plans. More

MBA Kenan Scholars Present Capstone Research

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December 18, 2018

From investigating ways to improve the customer experience at centers housing families of children undergoing cancer treatment to examining how socioeconomic status affects individuals’ ability to accurately predict the viability of their financial investments, students in the Kenan Scholars MBA program showcased a wide range of business interests during the presentation of their capstone research projects on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Kenan Center. More

Reimagining Healthcare: Three Keynotes from the Business of Health Conference

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December 14, 2018

More than 400 academic researchers, private sector executives, public policy leaders and students convened at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on Friday, Nov. 9, for Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare. More

The Power of AI and Blockchain Conference

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December 07, 2018

The Blockchain Club at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was proud to host the Power of AI and Blockchain conference on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The goal of the conference was to expand student and community understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain topics with a focus on application. More

Rethinc-ing Machine Learning

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December 06, 2018

From healthcare to manufacturing to consumer goods, the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning is quickly becoming indispensable to how we live our lives. Both were the focus of the Rethinc. Machine Learning Symposium on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

10 Years of Excellence in Private Equity Research

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December 06, 2018

On Nov. 1-2, leading practitioners and top researchers from around the world joined together at the tenth annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC. Hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, the conference has established a reputation as leading the discussion between leading academics and practitioners in the private capital arena. This year’s symposium not only unveiled the latest research insights, but also served as an occasion to look back at ten years of achievements and successes. More