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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

Sep. 12, 2018

Ten years ago this week, the spectacular death of Lehman Brothers began the financial chaos that preceded the Great Recession.

Lehman — and much of the investment community — was highly leveraged and overexposed to a sagging real estate market. That led to a financial crisis, a bailout of Wall Street, and the worst economic downturn since the Depression.

Sep. 5, 2018

In Clark County, Nev., which encompasses Las Vegas, the minimum distance required between the back of a single-family home and its rear property line is 20 feet. That requirement can shrink to 15 feet in areas zoned for denser housing. County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani recently announced forming a committee to explore increasing the minimum size of backyards for newly constructed homes in the unincorporated county.

Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 21, 2018

Now that Nevada's initial section of Interstate 11 to Phoenix is complete, the Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting input on where the road should go next.

Las Vegas Sun
Jul. 2, 2018

My Ukrainian grandpa was a deeply curious man, but his inquisitive nature sometimes got the best of us. I will always remember him dismantling his green Volga automobile down to the metal skeleton because he thought it would be the best way to understand just how a car worked.

What's Happening

  • As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "The New Energy Geopolitics" by Fellow in Foreign Policy, Samantha Gross. The global energy landscape is changing fast. With concerns about climate change, rapidly growing energy demand in developing countries, and increasing US oil and gas production, the balance of power in the energy world...
     Date: September 26, 2018
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
  • The APA Nevada Chapter is proud to partner with UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute for its Annual State Conference! This year’s conference will focus on Nevada maturing alongside national peers; advancing in education, economic development, technology, sports and healthcare; and becoming more metropolitan and transit-friendly! Topics will include new sports teams, stadium...
     Date: October 8, 2018
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), Auditorium, GUA 2116, GUA 3126, GUA 5163, Tam Alumni Center
  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to partner with the UNLV Honors College to offer an informational session on the Brookings Public Policy Minor. As an interdisciplinary minor, the Brookings Public Policy Minor offers students a unique opportunity to take courses, co-instructed by UNLV faculty and policy experts from the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The session will offer...
     Date: October 17, 2018
     Location: Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building (RLL), Honors College Conference Room
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