Table 1. Where UNC has been in producing quality finance research over time
|Period||# of top three journal publications||Ranking|
The table shows that, in the latest 2011-2015 period, UNC Kenan-Flagler is ranked among the five most productive business schools in the world in supplying quality finance research. The ranking is based on the number of faculty research papers published at top three finance journals – The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. The four universities ranked above UNC during the period are University of Pennsylvania, Chicago University, Harvard University, and New York University. The statistics indicate that the contribution of UNC Kenan-Flagler to academia as well as to the real world has grown over time, which is great for both the school and the outside the world.