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Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Brookings Mountain West In the News

Nov. 15, 2019

More than 50,000 people moved from California to Nevada between July 2017 and July 2018, the second-highest amount in the past 10 years, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Nov. 14, 2019

More than 50,000 Californians moved to Nevada from July 2017 to July 2018, the second highest amount in the past 10 years, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 8, 2019

As the older sister of an autistic 12-year-old girl, I am one individual among the many families involved in the fight for disabled rights.

Las Vegas Sun
Oct. 30, 2019

Dany Bahar’s interest in the effects of immigration on economies is partly based on academic curiosity and partly on personal experience.

The native Venezuelan grew up watching how his grandparents, Holocaust survivors who migrated to that country after World War II, contributed to their new country. Bahar then became a migrant himself, living in Israel for several years before coming to the United States.

Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

Nov. 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors,...
Oct. 23, 2019
In celebration of International Open Access Week, the University Libraries has announced five winners of the 2019 UNLV Open Access Awards. This year winners include: Brookings Mountain West in the category Non-Academic Departments With The Most Materials in the Institutional Repository William F....
Sep. 19, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an analysis on the fluctuation of wages and how it is measured with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves, and Brookings research analyst Christopher Pulliam. The piece, "Are Wages Rising, Falling, or Stagnating?," delves into...
Sep. 11, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Brookings Institution with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. The piece, "Tucker Carlson Has a Point: Middle Class Families Rely More than Ever on Women’s Wages," discusses how although women are working more...

What's Happening

  • Brookings Mountain West is pleased to present an event focusing on housing as part of “Las Vegas and the Middle Class,” a major project exploring public policy initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of the middle class in Las Vegas and to increase the number of people rising to join its ranks. Through independent, non-partisan analysis and policy development, we seek to advance...
     Date: November 20, 2019
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), First Floor Auditorium
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