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Department of Economics News

Economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. A blend of theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, a degree in economics prepares students for jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences.

Current Economics News

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Economics In The News

Fox News
April 16, 2021

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, many are starting to feel safe enough to start traveling again. The Las Vegas Strip is already seeing that demand and hotels are needing to hire more staff, and fast.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 30, 2021

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Las Vegas Review Journal
March 12, 2021

UNLV economics professor Ian McDonough knew that many seniors across the Las Vegas Valley did not have access to nutritious food even before the pandemic.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 10, 2021

Nevadans are optimistic about Las Vegas’ post-coronavirus future, but they believe a full economic recovery is going to take some time, according to a poll of likely Nevada voters.

SFGATE
March 5, 2021

Nevada’s entire congressional delegation, governor and several advocacy groups have lined up behind a bid for Congress to set aside vast federal lands in Clark County for conservation and recreation while freeing some for development around Las Vegas.

Associated Press
March 5, 2021

Nevada’s entire congressional delegation, governor and several advocacy groups have lined up behind a bid for Congress to set aside vast federal lands in Clark County for conservation and recreation while freeing some for development around Las Vegas.

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Recent Economics Accomplishments

April 15, 2021
Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and Ian McDonough (Economics) published a paper with Chris Sutter (Miami), "Venture Acceleration and Entrepreneurial Growth in Central America," about accelerators supporting entrepreneurs in the most recent issue of the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. Using 24 months of pre-...
April 13, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science) and Peter Grema (Economics) presented their research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council Virtual Conference, last week. Cheche's research on "The Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" presents national and local data on disparities related to the racial, social, and fiscal aspects within the Las Vegas...
March 15, 2021
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author Mitchell Livy of California State University, Fullerton, recently published an article, "Days and Confused: Housing Price and Liquidity Response to New Local Public Schools" in the Journal of Real Estate Research (JRER). The paper explores the changes in housing price capitalization and market liquidity...
March 1, 2021
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with Gudbrand Lien of the Inland Norway University, coauthored an article, "Proxy Variable Estimation of Multi-Product Production Functions," that has been accepted at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a flagship journal of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The paper develops a...
February 12, 2021
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) recently published an article entitled "Sunny days: Spatial spillovers in photovoltaic system adoptions" in Energy Policy. The article studies the diffusion of residential solar panels in an urban setting by exploring the influence of neighboring solar panel installations on one's own decision to adopt. This is an A-...
January 13, 2021
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics & Center for Business and Economic Research) published their paper “Dynamic Asymmetric Optimal Portfolio Allocation between Energy Stocks and Energy Commodities: Evidence from Clean Energy and Oil and Gas Companies,” with Mahdi Ghaemi Asl, Kharazmi University, in Resources Policy. This...