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

April 10, 2020
Like much of the country, Nevada has all but shut down, with the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip replaced with the flashing lights of police cars stationed in front of casinos amid efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
September 9, 2019
Nevada, particularly Las Vegas, is known for being an affordable place to live. It’s thought of as a place you could come and get a new job, buy a home…or at least find an affordable rental.
December 19, 2018
The job market will always become more competitive. Some wonder if a bachelors degree is enough or whether it makes sense to go for a higher degree.
April 27, 2018
When they take to the ice Thursday night, the Golden Knights won't sell out the T-Mobile -- they'll overstuff it.

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