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Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the prestigious Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of the initiative is to bring Brookings high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

Las Vegas Sun
May. 14, 2018

Restructuring and reforming Nevada’s system for governing the state’s colleges and universities will require some complicated and lengthy steps, but there’s one improvement that can and should happen immediately.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 2, 2018

If you turned on the TV or read the news in 2017, it’s likely you encountered coverage related to the Affordable Care Act. On the congressional level, it appeared that Democrats and Republicans were embattled over the issue of repeal and replace; however, upon zooming out, it’s clear that the political dynamics were not that simple.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 2, 2018

For Adele Morris, the Obama administration’s actions on climate change were a concern.

It wasn’t that Morris opposed the intent of the administration’s moves — cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing use of fossil fuels and so on. It was the way the administration went about it.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 26, 2018

Study after study has concluded that stadiums aren’t effective economic development drivers. But a leading urban growth researcher says Orlando and Las Vegas are exceptions because of the strength of their regions’ tourism economies.

What's Happening

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Oct. 17, 2017

UNLV is ideally placed to assist — and provide — leaders to deal with the challenges of the major urban center that is Las Vegas.

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Sep. 20, 2017

Scholars from all five Brookings research areas—Metropolitan Policy, Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Foreign Policy, and Global Economy and Development—will be in residence at UNLV this academic year.

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