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    Downtown Durham: A Promise of Progress for All?

    As part of our Kenan Scholars Downtown Durham Roundtable in September, we brought together Mayor Steve Schewel, former Mayor Bill Bell, Capitol Broadcasting Senior Vice President Michael Goodmon and others discuss the achievements, shortcomings and future opportunities of the downtown revitalization.


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November 19, 2018

Dean’s Speaker Series: Bill Rogers

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Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Infinia ML to Host Machine Learning Symposium

November 13, 2018

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, in partnership with Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and data science to enterprise businesses, will host a cross-sector symposium on Friday, Nov. 30 to advance the field of machine learning. Academic and business leaders will come together with students to connect the possibilities of cutting-edge ML research with the realities of practical implementation. More

Future of Work Summit Provides Intriguing Look into How Work is Changing

November 06, 2018

Cloud computing. Artificial intelligence. An aging workforce. The global economy. These are just some of the factors that are radically changing how we work. More

Professor Anusha Chari and Renowned Economist Jagdish Bhagwati Appointed to Indian Economic Initiative

October 19, 2018

Eminent economist Arvind Panigariya has appointed UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Adjunct Professor of Finance Anusha Chari and 2018 Weatherspoon Lecturer Jagdish Bhagwati to a new initiative which brings together policy experts and academicians from distinguished universities to contribute to substantive economic policy analyses on issues confronting the Indian economy. These analyses can further help develop a reform agenda for the government to be elected in the 2019 national polls. The news of the appointments was featured in the Economic Times. More

Latest Research

Management by the Numbers: A Formal Approach to Deriving Informational and Distributional Properties of “Un-­managed” Earnings

October 26, 2018

We explore the theoretical relation between earnings and market returns as well as the properties of earnings frequency distributions under the assumption that managers use unbiased accounting information to sequentially decide on real options their firms have and report generated earnings truthfully, with the market pricing the firm based on those reported earnings. More