Ian McDonough

Assistant Professor, Lee Business School
Expertise: Microeconomics, Econometrics, Food Insecurity, Statistics, Education


Ian McDonough is an economist whose expertise covers a general view of applied microeconomics, with particular interests in food security, child health and development, education, and microeconometrics.

McDonough came to UNLV in 2014 and is currently an assistant professor of economics in the Lee Business School. He has taught courses and conducted research on topics including econometrics, statistics, and empirical microeconomics. He's also an independent economic consultant.

McDonough's most recent research explores the determinants of food insecurity, the role of regional economic diversification in mediating economic shocks, the impact of terrorism on social capital, and the development of new econometric estimators.



  • Ph.D., Economics, Southern Methodist University
  • M.A., Economics, Southern Methodist University
  • M.S., Economics, Utah State University
  • B.S., Information Systems, Utah State University

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September 11, 2019
Thirty. That’s the number of days that policymakers have to work with — before social capital wanes — in the immediate aftermath of a terrorist attack, according to new research from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.