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