Bill Robinson

Assistant Professor, Economics, Lee Business School
Chair, University Campus Affairs Committee
Expertise: Economics, Technology, Statistics, Economics of Gaming, Sports and Entertainment


William J. Robinson is an assistant professor of economics at the Lee School of Business at UNLV. His expertise extends from economics into the realm of technology and computing.  He was previously director of academic computing for the office of the provost at UNLV, and held similar positions at California State University San Marcos and the UCCSN chancellor’s office. His academic interests include the economics of the internet, higher education, and sports. His research includes an analysis of the effectiveness of exams as assessment tools as well as the Las Vegas gaming economy.

Robinson is chair of the University Campus Affairs Committee. He is a former director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate since 1999 and was chair from 2002-03, and from 2006-07. Robinson has received numerous awards for his contributions as a faculty member.

Robinson’s work has been published in various academic publications including the Journal of Education, Applied Economics, and Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly.He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Honors Microeconomics & Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Advanced Statistical Modeling, and the Economics of Sports & Entertainment.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.A., Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

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Bill Robinson In The News

New York Post
Las Vegas is gearing up to score a royal flush of sports franchises — by bringing basketball to Sin City.
Las Vegas Sun
Taxpayer subsidies for stadiums part of doing business, experts say
The Nevada Independent
Three weeks before the Las Vegas Aces won their second straight WNBA championship, the league announced it was adding a 13th franchise in time for the 2025 season.
The Nevada Independent
The new faculty pay raises have been compounded by budget shortfalls elsewhere, including slow enrollment growth.

Articles Featuring Bill Robinson

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

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Campus News | May 20, 2020

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