Andrew Woods

Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Expertise: Economic analysis, Public finance, Public policy, Financial management, Public affairs

Biography

Andrew Woods is the director of UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). He brings over 15 years of public policy experience, most notably as a business and public affairs professional. Some of his research interests include strengthening research in education, transportation, workforce development, economic diversification, and other policy areas important to business and government.

Via a wide array of leadership positions in the public and private sectors, Woods has expertise in applying data and research to strengthen organizations and communities. Prior to joining UNLV in June 2021, he served as CEO of Woods Strategies, an economic analysis, financial management, and public affairs consulting firm. Projects included a research initiative detailing the importance of medical research to the well-being and growth of Nevada.

As director of CBER, Woods plans to increase the center's reach and reinforce its role as a trusted resource for business and economic information for the public. The center will continue to provide expertise on current and ongoing topics that are important to businesses and the community and will increase its output of high-quality academic research.

Woods is a regular contributor to media outlets, including Nevada Public Radio and a guest columnist for the Las Vegas Sun and The Nevada Independent.

Education

  • M.A., Public Policy, The University of Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science and Economics, American University

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Andrew Woods In The News

September 3, 2021
New housing in Las Vegas has typically meant expanding into the wide-open spaces that surround the city.
July 26, 2021
Clark County has outpaced U.S. population growth since 1930, and it’s not slowing down any time soon.
July 23, 2021
A university study is predicting the population in and around Las Vegas will continue to boom over the next four decades.
July 23, 2021
A university study is predicting the population in and around Las Vegas will continue to boom over the next four decades.

Articles Featuring Andrew Woods

UNLV nursing student in red shirt reviewing slide sample with peer
Campus News | August 4, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.
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Business and Community | July 21, 2021
Annual population forecast from UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research predicts 3.38 million local residents by 2060.