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Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

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Campus News | February 20, 2020

Two professors weigh in on women leaders and limited economic oppportunity.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

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Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

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People | December 11, 2019

With a focus on "clean-beauty" products, 2009 alums Vontoba and Psyche Terry find their shelf space in the crowded skincare market.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Economics In The News

Big Think
March 25, 2020

Stephen M. Miller, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gives insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts American economies.

March 25, 2020

On the low end, Penn National Gaming is burning through $6.4 million daily having just 5.2 months before running out of cash, the report said.

Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2020

Demand for electricity is beginning to weaken in parts of the U.S. hardest hit by the coronavirus and could fall further in coming days as shelter-in-place orders spread, following a path taken by Italy’s industrial region.

The Nevada Independent
March 16, 2020

Rising fears over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the United States and Nevada have brought the concept of a federal mandate for paid sick time off back into the limelight.

March 9, 2020

The casino employees are the front line soldiers in the battle to contain any potential transmission of COVID 19. Hotels and casinos are releasing few details about plans if an outbreak takes place in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2020

As coronavirus grips the globe, government agencies and employers are giving advice that could be problematic for this tourism mecca: Travel less.

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Recent Economics Accomplishments

March 24, 2020
Stephen Brown (Economics) has been promoted from senior editor to editor-in-chief of the academic journal Energy Policy, effective April 1.
March 4, 2020
Emir Malikov (Economics) recently had his paper, "Estimation of Firm-Level Productivity in the Presence of Exports: Evidence from China's Manufacturing," accepted by the Journal of Applied Econometrics with co-authors Shunan Zhao and Subal C. Kumbhakar.
January 21, 2020
Ian McDonough (Economics) recently presented his research on racial/ethnic disparities in food security to the Nevada Governor's Council on Food Security. He discussed the well-documented gaps in food security rates between non-Hispanic white households and minority households both nationally and in Nevada and his recently published work on racial...
December 4, 2019
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) published a paper, "U.S. Fiscal Policy and Asset Prices: The Role of Partisan Conflict," in the December issue of the International Review of Finance with  Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria; Chi Keung Marco Lau, University of Huddersfield; and Mark E. Wohar, University of Nebraska,...
November 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors, chemistry and economics. She also is a Brookings public...
November 6, 2019
Nicholas B. Irwin (Economics) has co-authored two chapters that appeared in a new book, Science for the Sustainable City: Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology which synthesizes 20 years of research in the greater Baltimore region as part of long-running National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research network that...