Stephen Miller

Professor of Economics, Lee Business School
Director of Research, Center for Business and Economic Research
Expertise: Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics, International Finance, Housing, Banking


Stephen M. Miller is a professor of economics and director of research for the Lee Business School's Center for Business and Economic Research. He served as director of the center from 2015-2021. His research interests span monetary, macroeconomic, and international finance theory and policy; economic growth empirics; financial institutions; and real estate lending. Miller is often called upon by local and national media to comment on economic trends in Southern Nevada, the entire Silver State, the nation, and around the world.

Miller, an educator since 1970, has more than five decades of educational and business experience. Miller came to UNLV as department chair of economics, a position he held from 2001 through 2012. Throughout his career, Miller has guided and advised over 40 graduate students in multiple universities to complete their master's and doctorate degrees.

An author of over 190 journal articles and several books, Miller's research has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Review of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Monetary Economics; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Development Economics; and Journal of Macroeconomics. He also has given over 150 professional presentations around the nation and world.

Miller was a founder and initial chair of the board of directors of the Economic Club of Las Vegas. The club provides an independent and open forum for discussion and debate on national and global economic issues and public policy.


  • Ph.D., Economics, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • M.A., Economics, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • B.S., Engineering Sciences Engineering, Purdue University

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Las Vegas resident Michael McCarthy used to visit casinos about five times a month, but now it’s down to once a month for one reason — inflation.
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Las Vegas resident Michael McCarthy used to visit casinos about five times a month, but now he only visits once a month for one reason: inflation.
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More people and more Californians keep moving to Nevada every year, according to UNLV researchers. The data shows a continued influx of people in 2021 and 2022, despite higher mortgage rates and the start of an economic slump.
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Even hospitality workers in the Entertainment Capital of the World are at times puzzled by a rise in requests for tip at the register, but restaurant and economic experts explain why the trend continues at small and large businesses alike.

Articles Featuring Stephen Miller

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Business and Community | November 4, 2022

UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research conference Nov. 17 to feature economic forecasts and expert panels focused on diversification and clean energy manufacturing.   

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.