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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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People | September 16, 2021

UNLV undergrad Mary Blankenship blends public policy, science, and economics into a cocktail for successful global change.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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People | September 7, 2021

Alumnus Mike Peregrina turns his humbling financial setback into a new model for home buying.

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People | August 11, 2021

Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute's Caitlin Saladino's work helping fuel undergraduate research earns her UNLV's Top Tier Award.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

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Research | July 12, 2021

Research by UNLV economists finds that pandemic stay-at-home orders put a strain on already tight water resources.

Economics In The News

The Nevada Independent
September 23, 2021

This chip manufacturing shortage presents a premier opportunity for economic development in the Silver State.

El Tiempo
September 7, 2021

From the return of big concerts, to crowded resorts, to record levels of gambling income, the signs of Las Vegas' economic revival are hard to miss these days.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 7, 2021

From the return of big concerts to crowded resorts to record levels of gambling revenue, signs of Las Vegas’ economic revival are hard to miss these days.

Yahoo!
August 25, 2021

A recent UNLV study finds that working from home might be making Nevada's water issues worse.

KJZZ
August 24, 2021

Many businesses have said they’re looking at hybrid work options going forward, where employees will be able to work from home at least part of the time if they’d like.

Fronteras
August 24, 2021

Many businesses have said they’re looking at hybrid work options going forward, where employees will be able to work from home at least part of the time if they’d like.

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Recent Economics Accomplishments

September 15, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her research on The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Southern Nevada published in the UNLV Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal. Gilbertson's research examines the history and current state of the Live Entertainment Tax to propose recommendations to...
June 25, 2021
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with Shunan Zhao of the Oakland University, Michigan, coauthored an article, "On the Estimation of Cross-Firm Productivity Spillovers with an Application to FDI," that has been accepted at the Review of Economics and Statistics. In the paper, the authors develop a novel methodology for the robust measurement of...
June 24, 2021
Nicholas Irwin, Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (all Economics) recently published an article, "Water in the Time of Corona(virus): The Effect of Stay-at-Home Orders on Water Demand in the Desert" in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, an A-level journal on the Lee Business School journal list. In the article, the authors found ...
June 23, 2021
Stephen M. Miller (Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research), along with Zhilan Feng of Clarkson University, and Dogan Tirtiroglu of Ryerson University published "U.S. REIT Industry Profitability: A Bennet Decomposition of Industry Dynamics" in International Journal of Strategic Property Management. This paper considers the...
June 22, 2021
Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Honors College) was recently featured in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Researcher Profile series discussing his research of the Clark County Economic Opportunity Board (EOB) for a History of Las Vegas class. Grema is an undergraduate.
June 1, 2021
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author Mitchell Livy of California State University, Fullerton, recently published an article, "Price and Liquidity Dynamics for Single and Multi-Family Homes during Housing Market Shocks" in The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. The paper explores the heterogeneous responses of different housing types...