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Department of Economics News

The Department of Economics prepares students to be economist who allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. By blending theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, our graduates acquire essential skills for pursing jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. We also offer advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social services.

Current Economics News

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Campus News | December 4, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

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People | November 20, 2023

The finance lecturer and co-director of the new Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness on the ROI of building connections with the banking community.

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Business and Community | November 2, 2023

UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research conference to feature forecasts, expert panels focused on the metro area’s unique opportunity for redevelopment.

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Business and Community | November 1, 2023

Meet some UNLV grads who've had a hand in shaping the city's sports identity. 

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Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | September 1, 2023

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Economics In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2023

At least six Nevada legislators who own rental properties voted against bills affecting rentals — from capping rent increases for seniors to increasing transparency on rental leases — prompting concerns about special interests’ influence on government.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 22, 2023

Details for how much Culinary Union workers will be earning under their new 5-year contracts with Caesars, MGM, and Wynn resorts have finally been released.

November 20, 2023

The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix race is now in our rearview mirror. However, some locals still deal with ripple effects from the event and its preparations.

Las Vegas Sun
November 12, 2023

Taxpayer subsidies for stadiums part of doing business, experts say

Las Vegas Sun
November 12, 2023

Taxpayer subsidies for stadiums part of doing business, experts say

CDC Gaming Reports
November 11, 2023

Las Vegas is prepared to welcome international high rollers and the jet set when it hosts the Formula One circuit this week, and operators and analysts are excited about what it will mean for the bottom line on a traditionally slow weekend before Thanksgiving and for years to come.

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Recent Economics Accomplishments

October 31, 2023
Stephen M. Miller (Economics; Center for Business and Economic Research) presented the outlook for the Southern Nevada economy to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.
October 18, 2023
Stephen M. Miller (Economics; Center for Business and Economic Research) published “Estimating U.S. housing price network connectedness: Evidence from dynamic Elastic Net, Lasso, and ridge vector autoregressive models" in the International Review of Economics and Finance with David Gabauer, Academy of Data Science in Finance, Vienna, Austria and…
October 15, 2023
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author David Wolf of Kobe University, Japan, recently published an article, "Is it really bridging the gap? Fiber internet's impact on housing values and homebuyer demographics," in The Journal of Regional Science, the pre-eminent journal in regional and urban economics. The paper examines the economic effects of…
October 9, 2023
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) was recently interviewed by 8 News Now (CBS-Las Vegas) as part of a news story about the upcoming sports and entertainment events in Las Vegas.
October 5, 2023
Bradley Wimmer (Economics) recently published an infrastructure policy brief with The Lincy Institute titled, "Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment in Nevada." His report explores how Nevada can benefit the most from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment Bill and American Jobs Act's Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program funds…
June 30, 2023
Sofia Takhtadjian and Issac Hernandez-Alcaraz (both from The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) were selected to represent Nevada as part of the 2023 Western Governors' Leadership Institute, where they attended the Western Governors' Association's 2023 Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The two participated in the institute’s…