Stephen Miller

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


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 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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June 17, 2022
A prominent economist says that record-setting gasoline prices could impact travel to Las Vegas, especially those who drive from Southern California. But other factors, such as a rebound in conventions and increased numbers of foreign travelers, may help offset potential drops in visitor volume.
The New York Times
June 15, 2022
No state was walloped harder by the economic impact of the pandemic, and voters may take out their anger on Democrats.
May 31, 2022
Few cities were hit as hard by the pandemic as Las Vegas. The region’s economy - almost entirely dependent on tourism - ground to a halt during the peak of COVID-19. But as more and more people make their way back to Sin City, experts warn of a permanent dip in visitor volume compared to pre-pandemic levels.
May 29, 2022
Close to 100 Washington State motorists took advantage of this holiday weekend’s free gasoline giveaway at Snoqualmie Casino. The limited promotion took place as gasoline prices are setting record highs.

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