Shawn McCoy is an economics professor, who specializes in urban-, environmental-, and health-related issues.
McCoy's research focuses on identifying cause-and-effect relationships between social problems, local economies, and the environment. His published works or works in-progress have explored a wide range of topics, including: the effect of wildfires and other storm damage on real estate transactions and homeowners' perceptions of disaster risk; how mass shootings and terrorism affect communities; and connections between disease and urban development, and fracking and indoor radon levels in homes.
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Pittsburgh
- B.A., Economics, UNLV
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Shawn McCoy In The News
Articles Featuring Shawn McCoy
Real-Estate Risks: Building Homes in the Path of Western Wildfires
UNLV research shows that FEMA-declared wildfire disasters in the fastest-growing home development areas have minimal impact on new home construction.
UNLV Newsmakers 2021: Research
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a roundup of some of our top stories of 2021.
UNLV Newsmakers 2021: August
A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.
UNLV Newsmakers 2021: July
A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.