Accomplishments: Department of Economics

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- and post-intervention sales data from 139 ventures in a business accelerator in Central America, they found that facilitating resource acquisition was...
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 Metropolitan Police Department's current culture of policing. Grema presented research on "Venture Capital in Nevada," focusing on the market value of...
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 from unannounced school attendance zone changes stemming from the construction of new elementary schools. JRER is the flagship journal of the American...
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 novel methodology for estimating production technologies and benchmarking performance of revenue-diversified firms.
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-level journal on the Lee Business School journal list.
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 paper investigates returns and volatility transmission between SPGCE (S&P Global Clean Energy), SPGO (S&P Global Oil), two non-renewable energy...
January 12, 2021
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author Mitchell Livy of California State University, Fullerton, recently published an article, "Measuring Environmental (Dis)amenity Value during a Pandemic: Early Evidence from Maryland," in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. This paper examines the changing valuation of environmental amenities by homebuyers in response to COVID-19 imposed stay-at-home orders. This is an A-level journal on the Lee Business School journal list.
January 6, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Clark County deserves a bigger slice of pizza" published in the Las Vegas Sun. Gilbertson proposes a long term solution to the recovery of Las Vegas' most prominent industry, live entertainment. Her piece discusses how Clark County should receive more of the live entertainment tax revenue.
January 5, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) and Eshaan Vakil (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently published an op-ed in the Nevada Current titled "Not an L, not a V, not a Nike swoosh: Nevada’s K-shaped recovery" Their piece discusses the difference in economic recovery between white-collar jobs and blue-collar workers in Nevada. 
December 8, 2020
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) was awarded the Best Lightning Talk Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for her excellence in research during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). Her research on The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Nevada examines alternative tax strategies for the live entertainment tax in Nevada, based upon her analysis of...
December 7, 2020
Mary Blankenship (Economics, Chemistry, Brookings Mountain West, The Liny Institute, Honors), was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). This award recognizes one outstanding UNLV undergraduate student for excellence in research. In addition to her award, Blankenship also was selected to be a keynote speaker for the research symposium. An active...
December 7, 2020
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with Jingfang Zhang and Valentina Hartarska, both of Auburn University, coauthored an article, "Product and Geographic Market Diversification in U.S. Banking," that has been accepted at the Finance Research Letters. The paper studies whether the market expansion opportunities resulting from deregulation helped improve diversification/scope economies exhibited by U.S. commercial banks.