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The Lincy Institute

Share Knowledge, Change Lives, Transform Our Community

The Lincy Institute is a public policy think tank organized to conduct and support research improving health, education, economic development, governance, non-profits, and social services in Nevada. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas region. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, families, and communities in Nevada.

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The Lincy Institute In the News

 

Shepherd of the Hills Gazette
May. 11, 2021

The big new census reports on population trends and voter turnout in 2020 each show the continuation of core underlying trends reshaping the electoral battlefield.

CNN
May. 11, 2021

The battleground states across the industrial Midwest have functioned as the decisive tipping point of American politics for at least 30 years, especially in presidential elections. But the latest Census Bureau findings on both overall population growth and voter turnout in 2020 signal that the Sun Belt will increasingly rival, and potentially replace, the Rust Belt as the central battlefield in US elections.

Las Vegas Sun
May. 10, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic woes have devastated the state labor market, particularly in tourism-reliant Southern Nevada. April 2020 marks the date Nevada’s unemployment rate hit an unprecedented 29.5%, highest in the nation at that time.

Brookings
May. 5, 2021

Mass shootings that result in mass casualties are almost a weekly occasion in the United States, which—not coincidentally—also has the most guns per capita in the world. Viewed from outside the U.S., it seems that Americans are not bothered by the constant deadly gun violence and have simply adapted to it. Yet, our analysis of the well-being costs of gun violence—using Twitter data to track real-time responses throughout the course of these appalling events—suggest that is not necessarily the case. We focus on the two March 2021 shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, and compare to similar data for the “1 October” (Las Vegas) and El Paso shootings a few years prior.

 

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Apr. 27, 2021

From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

Mar. 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Jan. 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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Accomplishments

EXPERTS

  • Professor and Lincy Chair of Urban Affairs, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Assistant Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Director of Data Science, The Lincy Institute

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