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One of Carolina’s own wins the highest faculty award at the University of New Hampshire

Karen Smith Conway, 1987 recipient of the Ph.D. in Economics from Carolina, was named the Distinguished Professor of 2019 by the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  This is the most … Continued



UNC Alum, Hannah Factor, named Research Fellow for the American Voices Project

UNC Alumna Hannah Factor was named one of 80 research fellows to contribute to the American Voices Project (AVP) launched by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, in partnership … Continued



Emma Richardson: From Carolina Economics to the Health of Nations

Emma Richardson came to Chapel Hill in 1997 as a Morehead Scholar from Canada.  She rapidly settled on two areas of specialization:  economics and international studies.   In Gardner Hall that … Continued



Economics Majors chosen as Schwarzman Scholars for 2019

Where can your Economics degree take you?  For two recent graduates, the answer is:  a prestigious master’s degree program at China’s Tsinghua University. Alice Huang, a 2016 graduate and Emily … Continued



Donor Profile: Mel Williams

Mel Williams ’88 has the career he envisioned for himself as a student at Carolina. The entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and co-founder and general partner of TrueBridge Capital Partners has … Continued



Peter Blair Henry: this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

October 12 is University Day.  It is the one day each year that we remember UNC’s roots as the first public university.  On that day we also recognize alumni and … Continued



UNC Alum Robert Pakpahan named Director General of Taxation in Indonesia

Robert Pakpahan came to Carolina in the early 1990s from his native Indonesia.  His government had sponsored him as a doctoral student with the understanding that he would work hard, … Continued



Wide Receiver to Distinguished Professor: a Carolina Journey

  Peter Blair Henry grew up wanting to play Pac 12 football.  His football scholarship didn’t materialize, but Peter had hedged his bets:  he interviewed for Carolina’s Morehead Scholarship.  He … Continued



Leslie Gordon — First act: Completing Carolina Economics. Second act: Staffing Wall Street.

Leslie Peyton came to Carolina without set plans for the future — and then she met Economics!  She’s now a senior partner in Korn Ferry’s New York City office, and specializes in … Continued