Shawn McCoy

Assistant Professor, Economics
Expertise: Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics

Biography

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Economics, UNLV

Shawn McCoy 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 Shawn McCoy

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.
UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.