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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

Bill Robinson In The News

Apr 27, 2018

When they take to the ice Thursday night, the Golden Knights won't sell out the T-Mobile -- they'll overstuff it.

Sep 1, 2016

Think looks don’t matter in the classroom? Think again — a UNLV study authored by a psychology graduate suggests students learn better from teachers they find attractive.

Jul 19, 2016

During the week of UFC 100 in July 2009 and through that historic night of fights, Lorenzo Fertitta began to get a sense of just how big his Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts organization had grown.

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