Nicholas Irwin

Assistant Professor of Economics
Expertise: Economy, Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Real Estate, Sustainability

Biography

UNLV Lee Business School professor Nicholas Irwin studies microeconomics, particularly environmental and urban economics with a focus on the implications of these areas on real estate markets, human decision making, and demographics. His expertise is used to provide insight into proposed environmental or urban policies in Nevada and the economic implications surrounding them.

Irwin has conducted research on issues including the implications of COVID-19 on the housing market and water use, homeowners' response to new information about environmental hazards, the role of neighbors in homeowner decision making, and the implications of wildfire and other risks on housing demand and supply.

Irwin's work has been published in leading environmental and urban journals, including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Policy, Land Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., Economics, American University
  • B.A., Economics, The Ohio State University

Nicholas Irwin In The News

August 25, 2021
A recent UNLV study finds that working from home might be making Nevada's water issues worse.
August 24, 2021
Many businesses have said they’re looking at hybrid work options going forward, where employees will be able to work from home at least part of the time if they’d like.
August 24, 2021
Many businesses have said they’re looking at hybrid work options going forward, where employees will be able to work from home at least part of the time if they’d like.
August 24, 2021
A recent UNLV study finds that working from home might be making Nevada's water issues worse.

Articles Featuring Nicholas Irwin

Campus News | September 7, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.
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.
water bottle in Lake Mead
Research | July 12, 2021
Research by UNLV economists finds that pandemic stay-at-home orders put a strain on already tight water resources.