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Private Equity Research Consortium Prepares Fund Holdings Data for Academic Analysis; Celebrates 10-year Partnership with Data Provider Burgiss

August 20, 2019 • Institute for Private Capital

The Private Equity Research Consortium this fall plans to make fund holdings data available for academic research—a development that helps mark the 10-year partnership between data provider Burgiss and the Institute for Private Capital, an affiliate of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

News and Observer Spotlights Jim Johnson on the Importance of Immigrants in an Aging America

August 19, 2019 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

Professor Jim Johnson, director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated Urban Investment Strategies Center, recently penned an op-ed for the Raleigh News and Observer on the importance of immigrants in an aging U.S. economy. Johnson co-authored the piece with Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities Vice President Allan M. Parnell. More

Institute Insights: National Fintech Day

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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. More

Institute Insights: A Federal Reserve Declaration of Independence

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August 06, 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. More

Research Paper from Kenan-Flagler Seeks to Provide Insight into the Often Overlooked Incubation Stage of New Industries

July 31, 2019

Researchers take a closer look at the impact of entrepreneurs, policymakers, scientists and others during the pre-commercial stage of industry formation More

Institute Insights: Boomerang CEOs: What Happens When the CEO Comes Back?

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July 30, 2019

When large firms are in search of new leadership, oftentimes a former leader is the answer. There have been many high-profile examples of boomerang CEOs being both resounding successes and spectacular failures. So what do the numbers say? More

Kenan Scholar Daniel Bowen Featured by UNC-Chapel Hill for Internship with Chapel Hill Town Council

July 26, 2019

Daniel Bowen, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School minor and member of our Kenan Scholar Class of 2021, is spending his summer interning with the Town Council of Chapel Hill. He's working alongside elected officials and staff to make Chapel Hill a more sustainable home for future generations. More

Institute Insights: Building Better Business Leaders

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July 22, 2019

The Kenan Scholars Program enhances the Carolina experience and prepares students to succeed in a diverse world and interconnected global economy. More

The Global Influence of U.S. Economic Policy

July 17, 2019

A new article in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s quarterly newsletter, Econ Focus, discusses the spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy on the economies of other countries. The article cites research conducted by Kenan Institute Director of Research Christian Lundblad, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor of Finance and UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Economics Anusha Chari, and UNC graduate student Karlye Dilts Stedman on the effects of U.S. monetary policy shocks on emerging market countries over a period of 22 years. More

Institute Insights: Enhancing the Lives of Black Communities

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July 17, 2019

On Sept. 9-11, 2019, the Kenan Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for African-American Research will co-host the second Black Communities Conference, an international gathering of scholars and community leaders from across the African diaspora. The conference's core mission is to connect academics from a variety of disciplines with black communities, with the goal of enhancing the life of those communities. More