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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Las Vegas Review Journal
September 10, 2019
Southern Nevada has roughly $26.1 billion worth of major construction projects in the pipeline — a sign, experts say, of a booming economy.
September 10, 2019
Beginning October 1, President Donald Trump will increase tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods from 25 percent to 30 percent. And come December 15, the US will extend a new 15 percent tax on $160 billion worth of Chinese products.
Nevada Business
September 1, 2019
The “advance” estimate of U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2019 increased modestly, up by 2.1 percent at an annualized rate. The real GDP increase largely reflected strong consumer spending, rising by 4.3 percent, its fastest growth in nearly two years.
San Antonio Express-News
August 22, 2019
It's a challenging time to be a home buyer in the U.S.—and let's be honest, that's putting it mildly. Tightfisted lenders and super-high home prices aren't helping matters. But despite all of that, the allure of certain markets is still strong enough to motivate people to pull up stakes and move to a different state altogether.

Articles Featuring Stephen Miller

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Business and CommunityJune 18, 2019
UNLV Center for Business & Economic Research 2019 Economic Update will include analysis and forecast of local, regional, and national economies; RTC leader will highlight recent transportation innovations.
Stephen M. Miller
Business and CommunityApril 19, 2017
The director of UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research on the economic issues we can't keep kicking down the road.