Shawn McCoy

Director, UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate
Associate 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

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Shawn McCoy In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
Las Vegas police are investigating allegations that former Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles orchestrated a home sales scheme to personally benefit from property sales handled by his office, sources familiar with the matter told the Review-Journal.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Las Vegas police are investigating allegations that former Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles orchestrated a house-flipping scheme to personally profit from property sales handled by his office, sources familiar with the probe told the Review-Journal.
Yahoo!
A recent UNLV study finds that working from home might be making Nevada's water issues worse.
KJZZ
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.

Articles Featuring Shawn McCoy

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Research | December 27, 2021

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a roundup of some of our top stories of 2021.

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Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.