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

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 4, 2020
Las Vegans were relieved after a person suspected of having coronavirus tested negative for the illness. But internationally, the number of cases and deaths continues to grow.
KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 20, 2019
Fewer Californians are making Las Vegas their vacation spot. A UNLV professor said it’s because they’re fed up with fees like resort fees and paid parking.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 6, 2019
Southern Nevada saw its strongest October new home sales since 2006 during a month prices set a record high, in part because of a surge in million-dollar home closings, and builders expect prices to continue to rise in 2020.
Las Vegas Business Press
December 4, 2019
A UNLV economics professor predicted the national economy will continue its slowdown in 2020 and 2021 and that should trickle down to the gaming and hospitality industry in Las Vegas that he said is surprisingly soft given record passenger numbers traveling through McCarran International Airport.

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.