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
Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.
Ian McDonough was a skateboarding, hockey-loving aspiring veterinarian until one international economics class changed his path and his life forever.
A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.
With seasons derailed by the coronavirus, spring athletes take matters into their own hands to stay ready for whenever competition resumes.
Stephen Miller, director of UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research, answers tough questions about what is in store for Southern Nevada in the coming months.
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.
Economics In The News
Las Vegas is home to the most financially stressed population in America because of the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, according to a report released this week.
The COVID-19 recession is now hardly impacting employment for high-wage workers, while job losses continue for low-wage workers — according to new labor data from the Opportunity Insights economic tracker. Employment rates are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels for salaries over $60,000 per year, while employment for workers who earn under $27,000 is down 19% compared to January.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the valley’s casino-heavy economy, but there are still “help wanted” signs to be found.
Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) in the locals’ casino region near Las Vegas jumped 10 percent in August compared to the month in 2019, according to recently released data.
The coronavirus contagion continues to take a toll on the economy — but the effects vary widely by state and region. In August, Nevada and Hawaii suffered the most from COVID-19, according to the Bankrate Housing Hardship Index.
The aviation industry has been among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but federal assistance has so far enabled most airlines to avoid widespread layoffs. With that protection nearing its end, executives and labor leaders are pressing Congress to approve more aid, but it is not yet clear if further help is coming.