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Shawn McCoy

Assistant Professor, Economics

Expertise: Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Health Economics

About

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

Dec 7, 2017

When researchers seek to determine a single or primary cause for a human health problem, they know they're battling uphill. Our environments are complex, multifaceted, and permeated by a seemingly infinite number of factors that could shape us. Rare is the circumstance that is so ideal, at least from a researcher's perspective, that one can sift through the noise and emerge with a definitive root of an issue.

Articles Featuring Shawn McCoy

man sitting between burned trees.
Oct 10, 2017
Research

Economics researchers capitalize on the dynamics wildfire to prove infants’ proximity to smoke pollution while in utero affects birthweight.


Shawn McCoy
Dec 12, 2016
People

This Lee Business School professor says the field of economics is about much more than most people assume.


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