Stephen Miller

Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Professor, Lee Business School
Expertise: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, International Finance Theory and Policy


Stephen M. Miller is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Lee Business School. 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 and across the nation.

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 30 graduate students in multiple universities to complete their master's and doctorate degrees.

An author of over 130 journal articles and several books, Miller's research has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Contemporary Economic Policy, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics and Business, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.


  • 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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Stephen Miller In The News

Vegas Inc
October 28, 2020
Las Vegas is home to the most financially stressed population in America because of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, according to a report released this week.
The Simple Dollar
October 26, 2020
The COVID-19 recession is now hardly impacting employment for high-wage workers, while job losses continue for low-wage workers — according to new labor data from the Opportunity Insights economic tracker. Employment rates are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels for salaries over $60,000 per year, while employment for workers who earn under $27,000 is down 19% compared to January.
Las Vegas Review Journal
October 16, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the valley’s casino-heavy economy, but there are still “help wanted” signs to be found.
October 5, 2020
Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) in the locals’ casino region near Las Vegas jumped 10 percent in August compared to the month in 2019, according to recently released data.

Articles Featuring Stephen Miller

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus NewsAugust 10, 2020
As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.
Eight UNLV graduates pose for a photo in their graduation attire.
Campus NewsJune 11, 2020
A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.
Campus NewsMay 20, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.
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Business and CommunityApril 21, 2020
Stephen Miller, director of UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research, answers tough questions about what is in store for Southern Nevada in the coming months.